Water Company Corrects Jay Z for Saying Water is Free
Jay Z's latest problem? Big Water.
Denver Water has written an open letter to the rapper after he claimed, "Water is free. Music is $6 but no one wants to pay for music," while defending Tidal. He also told Billboard, in part, "You can drink water free out of the tap and it's good water. But they're okay paying for it. It's just the mindset now."
Well...that's not exactly true, Jay.
"I've admired how you've become much more than an entertainer, and you have perhaps the coolest line I've ever heard, 'I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man.'" a lighthearted open letter to Jay on DenverWaterBlog.org reads. "But recently, you made a comparison about water and music. And since water is my business, I have to say, 'Stick to your own business, man!'
"This isn't meant to state the obvious fact that some people can't pay their water bills, so water must not be free. But your comments bring up the issue of how people value water -- an issue our industry struggles with all the time."
The letter then goes on to make some comparisons about how much water the mogul could buy based on the value of some of his most famous acquisitions. The whole letter is actually pretty informative and you can read it in full here.
When the latest Tidal exclusive puts Denver Water on blast, now you'll know why.
h/t Denver Post