Kanye West and Tidal Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over 'The Life of Pablo'
Published Apr 18, 2016Most of us know that everything Kanye West tweets should be taken with a heaping grain of salt. But one fan has had enough of the lies and bullshit, and has decided to launch a class action lawsuit against West —and Jay Z's Tidal streaming service — over the release rollout of The Life of Pablo.
As TMZ reports, Justin Baker-Rhett has opted to sue Kanye and Tidal over claims that Pablo would be exclusive to the streaming service.
Those claims started on February 15, when West tweeted that the album would never be available anywhere else:
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Baker-Rhett has filed a class action lawsuit, pointing out that West's claims led to an $84 million US bump in Tidal subscribers. Then, late last month, the album appeared on other streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
Baker-Rhett says he feels like fans were tricked into "paying for Tidal's rescue," and is suing both parties for damages.
Now someone just needs to get lawyered up for the next time Kanye West releases a CD.