Trent Reznor Leaves Beats Music After Apple Takeover

"You can buy 'The Downward F--king Spiral' on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it," NIN mainman slams Apple.

Trent Reznor Leaves Beats Music After Apple Takeover
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Trent Reznor has stepped down as Chief Creative Officer of Beats Music in the wake of the company being taken over by Apple, NME reports.

Beats was sold to Apple last week in a landmark $3 billion deal. However, while company founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple as part of the deal, Reznor has exited the business.

Reznor's decision not to continue with Beats is perhaps unsurprising, given the singer's fraught relationship with Apple. The Nine Inch Nails frontman had previously complained about Apple when "The Downward Spiral" App was not allowed to be sold on iTunes:

"You can buy 'The Downward F--king Spiral' on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it ... Hey Apple, I just got some spam about f--king hot Asian teens through your e-mail program. I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone! Come on Apple, think your policies through and for f--k's sake get your app approval scenario together."

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    lefty_138
    "I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone!".... Lol. I laughed way too hard at that.
    PRSSk84life
    If you actually read the NME article, Apple denied that Trent left and that the USA Today article was false.
    millertd0513
    I read Trent's tweet saying he was still CCO long before UG posts this link. That's sloppy work.
    macphisto0
    I respect Trent so much, so I'm not gonna make a joke about me wondering why is he watching two guys having anal sex.