Kanye West Is Being Sued Over The Life Of Pablo Not Actually Being A Tidal Exclusive
Kanye West is being sued for allegedly tricking fans into forking out on a subscription to Tidal, with the assumption that this was the only place they would be able to listen to his latest record, The Life Of Pablo.
Soon after releasing TLOP 'exclusively' to Tidal subscribers, the album was made available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. In fact, Mr West even made the album available on his own website, which doesn't seem very 'exclusive' to us.
Obviously fans are not too pleased about all of this so have taken a stand. It has been reported by Pitchfork that a class action lawsuit has been filed by Justin Baker-Rhett, a Kanye West fan.
The lawsuit claims that Kanye told fans the album would be exclusive to Tidal and that millions signed up to the music streaming platform because the 'Stronger' hit maker promised it would be the only place that fans could hear the record. See his tweet from 15th February for example:
Speaking to Pitchfork, Baker-Rhett's lawyer said: "Mr Baker-Rhett believes that superstars are required to follow the same ruled as everyone else. Even if their streaming service is struggling, they can't trick millions of people into paying money (and giving up personal information) just to boost valuation numbers."
We think this a bit sneaky on Kanye's part, especially as he seemed dead against Apple and the other rival streaming services...
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