In a recent interview with The New York Times, rapper Jay-Z managed to casually confirm to fans that it’s been so long since the Brooklyn-born, Bed-Stuy housing projects-raised artist was poor that he’s forgotten about the price of basic utilities.
In fact, he thinks water is free.
Referring to Tidal, the subscription music streaming service which he recently purchased for a cool $56 million, Jay-Z told the Times that he was ready to usher in the age of premium music content.
“The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value,” said Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter. “Water is free. Music is $6 but no one wants to pay for music. You should drink free water from the tap — it’s a beautiful thing. And if you want to hear the most beautiful song, then support the artist.”