Kanye West is looking to cut ties with TIDAL because the streaming company allegedly owes him a cool $3 million. But, he won’t be able to part ways so easily. Get the details inside…
The Kanye West vs. Jay Z feud contines.
After Hov dropped his candid 4:44 album, there’s news that Kanye West has left TIDAL over a money dispute. We know what you’re thinking, Ye pulled this stunt after the Hip Hop mogul went IN on him on his new album.
In case you missed, on the track “Kill Jay Z,” Hov opens up about how he fronted Ye $20 mill to stay with TIDAL only to get trashed during a rant at one of his PABLO concerts. FYI - At the time, Ye was considering inking a deal with Apple Music.
But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin'
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin'?
"Fuck wrong with everybody?" is what you sayin'
But if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane
The site reports:
Our sources say a month ago Kanye's lawyer sent a letter to Tidal, saying the company was in breach and the contract was terminated. Over the next 2 weeks lawyers for both sides tried to resolve the conflict but failed. We're told 2 weeks ago Kanye's lawyer fired off a second letter declaring again the contract was over.
Kanye's decision to split from Tidal predates the release of Jay Z's album in which he trashes Kanye, and we're told Kanye had no advance knowledge of Jay's lyrics.
We're told Kanye's beef with Tidal is twofold -- his Saint Pablo album resulted in 1 1/2 million new subscribers to Tidal, for which he was supposed to get a bonus but the company hasn't paid. Kanye also says Tidal reneged on reimbursing him for music videos.
Our sources say Tidal's position is that Kanye didn't deliver the videos required by the contract. Kanye's response ... I'll deliver the videos when you pay me what I'm owed.
So check it, if Ye tries to jump ship to another streaming service, TIDAL will sue him. They sent him a letter to refute his claims that the deal was terminated and if he walks away, there will be some legal consequences.
Rich people problems.
Oh, and as the world continues to dissect 4:44, here’s another jab Jay took at Ye:
On Kanye’s track “30 Hours,” he rapped, “I wake up, all veggies no eggs/I hit the gym, all chest no legs.”
On “BAM,” Jay rapped, “Uh, niggas is skippin' leg day just to run they mouth/I be skippin' leg day, I still run the world”