Chrissy Teigen Just Poked Fun at the '4:44' Tidal Streaming Kerfuffle

Long story short, if you subscribed to Tidal just to listen to Jay Z's new album, you're out of luck.

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When Jay Z's new album, 4:44, was released, fans couldn't wait to listen. It wasn't surprising that the album was exclusive to Tidal, the streaming app Jay Z co-owns. What was surprising was that fans who signed up for the service specifically to hear 4:44 were met with an unpleasant surprise: They weren't able to stream it.

In order to listen to the album on the day of release, fans either had to have an existing Tidal subscription (established before June 26) or have signed up to a new trial subscription through Sprint. Fans who signed up for Tidal after the album dropped were met with a message that read, "JAY-Z 4:44 is only accessible to Sprint/TIDAL customers and all TIDAL accounts established prior to June 26th during the exclusive period," Refinery 29 reports.

And there were some celebrities and music insiders among those disappointed fans. Mark Ronson, who's worked as a producer for Bruno Mars, tweeted about his frustration:

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Chrissy Teigen also tweeted some frustration—although hers came through with typical Chrissy humor.

Well played, Chrissy. Well played.

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.