Kanye Leaves Tidal After Contract Issues
Kanye West isnt happy with long time friend Jay Z and has split his business deal with Tidal, sources connected to Tidal tell TMZ, Kanye has been unhappy with the company for a long time. We're told Kanye has complained the company owes him money more than $3 million dollars. Two weeks ago Kanye's lawyer sent a second letter to Tidal saying his contract was over.
Jay Z took shots at Kanye on his latest album which came out after the two was already going threw legal procedures. "The Life of 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 didn't pay him for the production of his music videos for the album which was also written in his contract.
TMZ 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." We're told Tidal fired off a letter to Kanye, saying as far as the company was concerned it still had an exclusive contract with the rapper and if he tried to go to another streaming service they'd sue him. We're told Kanye's willing to walk away, but if Tidal sues him, he'll sue them right back.