Here's the series of Tweets he sent out today:
I never felt the need to correct folks on my relationship with @apple but now that more people have tried to discredit my independence..
I wanna clear things up. @apple gave me half a mil and a commercial to post Coloring Book exclusively on applemusic for 2 weeks
That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free. I needed the money and they're all good people over there
I feel like if I didnt clear it up people would keep trying to discredit all the work we did to make Coloring Book what it became
think artist can gain a lot from the streaming wars as long as they remain in control of their own product.
I just wanna remain transparent. Folks out there without a deal need to know they're doing everything right just keep at it.
If you come across oprtunities to work with good people, pick up cash and keep your integrity I say Do It
Apple frequently uses exclusives bring in new subscribers to its Apple Music service; however, this is the first time an artist has spoken out about how much they've been paid for those exclusive rights.