Kanye West Leaves TIDAL
Kanye West has reportedly ended his business relationship with Tidal. According to a report, the 40-year-old rapper is ‘owed more more than $3 million’ from the music streaming site – with his lawyers sending a letter to the company telling them they were
in breach and the contact was terminated.
Kanye’s lawyers are said to have sent another letter last month, after the first one after the conflict failed to be resolved.
The issues stemmed after Kanye’s Saint Pablo album brought in more than 1 million new subscribers to Tidal – which he was supposed to receive a bonus for. The company also reportedly went back on their promise of reimbursing him for music videos – but Tidal stated that he ‘didn’t deliver the videos required by contract.’ Tidal have since sent a letter back, stating they ‘still have an exclusive contract with Kanye and if he goes to another streaming service they’d sue him.’
This news follows much speculation that Jay-Z raps on his new album (4:44), about allegedly giving Kanye a massive loan. On the track “Kill Jay-Z”, he rhymes,
You dropped outta school, you lost your principles.
You gave him 20 million without thinkin’.
He also rhymes,
he gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*ck was he thinkin’?
Kanye has yet to comment on reports of him pulling out of TIDAL.