Kanye West reportedly leaves Jay-Z's Tidal, sues for $3 million
- Author: Carlos Nash Jul 03, 2017,
Jul 03, 2017, 1:20
West's lawyer reportedly sent a letter to Tidal this week following two weeks of unsuccessful negotiations, alleging the subscription-based streaming service is in breach of contract. West, who was one of the many A-list co-owners of Tidal, also reportedly claimed that he was not reimbursed for his music videos, though Tidal argued that he didn't deliver the videos required by his contract.
Apparently, Hov and Yeezy's legal team were in talks for two weeks trying to resolve their financial issues but failed and terminated the contract.
TMZ's sources say that Kanye's decision to leave Tidal actually came before the release of the album. Kanye and his lawyers have argued that he's owed a bonus because his album brought in an additional 1 million subscribers to the streaming service.
Editors at TMZ are reporting that the Stronger hitmaker has parted ways with JAY-Z's streaming service after being unhappy with how it is being run.
Vulture reports that if Kanye jumps ship, TIDAL will sue.More news: Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals
What Kanye was upset about, the reason he went on a tirade, was that Jay-Z had not reached out to him after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Several times during his Saint Pablo tour past year, Kanye referenced friction between he and his one-time "Big Brother".
Reps for Kanye West had no comment on the matter.
In the track, Kill Jay Z, Beyoncé's husband appears to throw shade at Kanye, referencing North West's father's first album, College Dropout, and repeatedly slipping in, "Ye", which is Kanye's nickname.
The 40-year-old said: "Don't call me, after the robbery, and say 'how you feelin?'".
Watch the Throne might morph into Game of Thrones in a minute.
Though there was obviously some bad blood, Kanye, Jay-Z and Beyonce have reportedly repaired their relationship since the feud.