Jay Z Might Not Have to Take Beyoncé's Music off Tidal After All

Status: still the bosses of everything.

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Update, 6/1: Stand down, Beyhive: The Queen's music is safe for now.

Sony Music's CEO Doug Morris has issued a statement (opens in new tab) denying Bloomberg's report, in which he calls Jay-Z a friend and business associate while trying to produce calming feelings with his words. "I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyoncé, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed."

Original post, 5/29: Even though she is a co-owner ofTidal (opens in new tab), married to its cost-of-water-denying (opens in new tab) founder, and freakin' BEYONCE, freakin' Beyoncé just got a nasty little reminder that she does not, in fact, run the world. *sprints for cover*

In a feature on Tidal's struggle to make the music industry a safer, better, more lucrative place for Jay Z and Jay Z's friends, Bloomberg Businessweek reports (opens in new tab) that Sony is threatening to pull its artists' catalogues from the platform, including that of Our Queen Beyoncé, if Hova doesn't pay $$$ for streaming rights. Not to worry (too much), though: Tidal has already reached agreements with Warner and Universal, two other major record companies, and please—we're talking about a couple whose estimated net worth is more than $1 billion.

If only the rest of us could get #BeyoncéBailouts, eh?

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.