jay z & beyonce & tidal staff (via twitter)

*Well this pic certainly raises some questions in some folks’ minds.

We’re referring to the photo above that appeared on Beyonce‘s website earlier this week, and shows Jay and Bey with a few dozen staffers at the HQ for Jay Z‘s TIDAL streaming service. You don’t have to look that closely to see that they are the ONLY black people in the room. But at least Jay Z is the owner.

On the surface, this kinda, sorta comes off as a good thing … you know, progress, if you will. A major white company owned by black folks. But as TMZ points out, the problem is that Jay played the race card a few weeks ago, when he called out the black community for not backing TIDAL the way it supports Apple, Nike and Google.

Needless to say, that didn’t go over to well with the community:

– “Jay tried to guilt trip us … but his staff are all white”
– “Jay does a ‘Pro-Black’ freestyle but then releases a picture of #Tidal’s all White staff.”
– “Those who complain of no blacks in white owned institutions. Well here u go Jay Z OWNS TIDAL. U going to protest?”
-“Jay ain’t hiring u n***as”

Well, if it’s any consolation – and we doubt there is – remember,  the Tidal office is in Norway where there are very, very few black people … maybe only 2 percent of the population.

Poor Jay Z. He’s got 99 Problems and TIDAL is one.