theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Kanye West has headed back to court addressing the class action lawsuit accusing him of tricking his fans into subscribing to Jay-Z’s Tidal by lying about his latest album only being available on the streaming service. Kanye says he never lied and doesn’t owe a dime to his fans.
Here’s the latest: Justin Baker-Rhett filed a class action lawsuit against Kanye, Jay Z’s music streaming company Tidal. On July 6th, Kanye headed to court blasting the class action lawsuit and demanded the entire case be thrown out of court.
Mr. West explains he has no idea of the number of new subscriptions to Tidal following the release of ‘The Life of Pablo’ or how many times it has been streamed, despite admitting he is a co-owner of the company with a 3% interest.
Kanye says the version of “The Life of Pablo” that was available on Apple, Spotify and his website was different than the cut released on Tidal.
The rapper says he has fully performed any and all contractual, statutory and other duties and therefore can’t be held liable for damages in the class action lawsuit. He is demanding it be thrown out of court and the plaintiffs be awarded nothing.
Here’s the backstory: According to the complaint, Kanye promised his fans that his latest album, “The Life of Pablo” would never be available on Apple or Spotify and only could be streamed on Tidal. However, the rapper backed out of his promise that the only place to listen to his album would be on Jay-Z’s Tidal.
Baker-Rhett explained the rapper’s promise helped Tidal increase its subscriptions by 2 million. The suit said the bump in subscriptions saved the company by bringing in over $84 million dollars.
Shortly after the album was available on Tidal, Kanye released it on Apple, Spotify and even his own website. The man said he felt bamboozled and the rapper lied to fans in an attempt to rescue the streaming service. The suit demands damages for the man and all others who subscribed to Tidal.