Subscribers to Jay-Z's new music streaming service were treated to the first viewing of Tidal's release of Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself" music video on Monday with an exclusive premiere. Taken from Minaj's 2014 album, "The Pinkprint," the Coachella-themed music video showcased the duo strutting around, eating burgers, lounging in pools and busting out some pretty sweet moves behind a pickup truck.
The Tidal-only release is a hint of what's to come from the streaming service; both Nicki and Beyoncé are on the celebrity-laden list of Tidal's partners that includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Daft Punk.
Its exclusivity irked some who were not subscribers but wanted to watch the video anyway, but the streaming service has always been transparent about its intent to ensure that artists get their fair share of money for their work.
Over the weekend, Jay-Z released a rap defending Tidal that pointed to the tech giants that consumers had no issue paying huge sums of money for their products and services.
Tidal released a teaser of the music video on Youtube, so non-subscribers can at least check out little snippets of it.