Sunday, 2 July 2017

Kanye West splits with Jay-Z’s tidal over money dispute

Kanye West, has reportedly left Jay Z‘s Tidal label, over a money dispute and Tidal has threatened to sue him, TMZ reports.

Sources have confirmed that Kanye has been unhappy with the company for a long time – as Kanye has complained the company owes him more than $3 million.

The sources say that 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. Two weeks ago Kanye’s lawyer fired off a second letter declaring again the contract was over.

TMZ says Kanye’s beef with Tidal is twofold – his The Life of Pablo album resulted in 1.5 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.

In response, Tidal Says Kanye didn’t deliver the videos required by the contract, of which Kanye says he will deliver the videos when they pay him what he's owed.

Tidal has since tendered a letter to Kanye, saying as far as the company was concerned it still has an exclusive contract with the rapper and if he tried to go to another streaming service they’d sue him.

TMZ reports that Kanye is willing to walk away, but if Tidal sues him, he’ll sue them right back.

 The news of Kanyet's departure comes just two days after Jay-Z, 47, released his highly anticipated new album, 4:44, exclusively on Tidal.

The album kicks off with a song titled "Kill Jay Z," in which the Brooklyn native calls out his former friend and longtime collaborator.

"You dropped outta school, you lost your principles / You gave him 20 million without thinkin' / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f--k was he thinkin'?" Jay-Z raps on the track, seemingly referring to West's 2004 album, The College Dropout, among other factors that contributed to their feud.

Despite the diss, TMZ reports that Kanye's decision to leave Tidal predates the release of 4:44.

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