Pay Performers Like You Paid for Beats

June 20, 2014 6:31 PM

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Rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and perennial culture commentator Kanye West has had a lot to say about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) lately. West is a well-known fan of Apple’s products and has made no secret of his admiration for company co-founder Steve Jobs. The outspoken artist has compared himself to Jobs on multiple occasions, including in an interview with The New York Times last year in which he called himself the “Steve [Jobs] of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture.”

West has been sharing his latest views on Apple at the ongoing Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an annual event for the advertising industry. While West had plenty of complimentary things to say about Apple and its recently announced acquisition of Beats Electronics, the rapper als...

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