Chance The Rapper detailed his Apple relationship to defend his independence

The Fader:

On Friday, Chance The Rapper posted series of tweets detailing his relationship with Apple Music in an attempt to defend his status as an “independent artist.”

The Chicago rapper claimed that Apple paid him for two weeks of exclusivity for his mixtape Coloring Book on their music streaming platform Apple Music. “That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free,” he wrote. “I needed the money and they’re all good people over there.”

I don’t know if the $500,000 Apple paid for the exclusive is out of line with other deals but I do have a prediction: After shooting his mouth off, Apple will not have any more exclusives from this artist.