Kanye West deletes his tweets about Jay Z's Tidal, writes new post in support hours later

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UPDATE: Late Wednesday evening, hours after he deleted a slew of tweets about Jay Z's Tidal, Kanye West wrote a new post on Twitter showing his support for the service. The original story is below the tweet.

Uh oh.

It seems like Kanye West is distancing himself from the Tidal music streaming service he helped launch less than a month ago.

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The 37-year-old rapper has changed his Twitter profile picture back to a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy avatar from the bright blue Tidal square, and removed all mentions of the streaming service on his Twitter page.

Kanye kiiiiind of defended Tidal in his new cover story for Paper Magazine, but mostly just wrote about how it's not an Illuminati cover-up.

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Kanye West deletes his tweets about Jay Z's Tidal, writes new post in support hours later
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (L-R) Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (L-R) Deadmau5, Usher, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Madonna onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Jay Z attends the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Dead Mouse, Kanye West, Jay Z, Jason Aldean, Jack White, Daft Punk, Beyonce and Win Butler attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Dan Parise, Jay Z and Beyonce attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (L-R) Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z, and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (L-R) Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Madonna onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Nicki Minaj and Madonna attend the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Rihanna onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Daft Punk (L) and Beyonce onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Kanye West (L) and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)
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"I heard a comment -- a joke -- about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment," said Kanye. "I'm tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That's ridiculous. We don't run anything; we're celebrities. We're the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don't lose money on a contract."

Either way, things are looking pretty rough for Tidal, which has fallen out of the top 700 on the iPhone apps chart, just as rival Spotify is surging, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Unlike Spotify, Tidal does not have a free alternative for its service.

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People on Twitter have been making fun of Kanye's apparent departure from the Tidal brand.

You could almost say it's kind of like what happened with Amy Schumer.

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Who knows, maybe Kanye is just heeding his own advice.

At least one thing's for sure....

http://bbape.tumblr.com/post/115049582713/the-tides-are-changing

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ET has reached out to Kanye and Tidal's reps for comment.

Watch the video below for more from Kanye's Paper Magazine cover story.

Kanye West Says He's Not Part of the Illuminati

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