Kanye West Threatens to Sue Tidal

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Kanye West Threatens to Sue Tidal

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Jay Z’s latest studio album, “4:44,” had everyone on social media rehashing the lyrics in memes and tweets, but some of the most discussed lyrics were in reference to Jay’s troubled friendship with Kanye West.

In the album’s intro, “Kill JAY-Z,” Jay claimed Kanye’s mess of a tour cost him $20 million dollars:

You walkin’ around like you invincible
You dropped outta school, you lost your principles
I know people backstab you, I felt bad too
But this ‘f*** everybody’ attitude ain’t natural
But you ain’t a Saint, this ain’t KumbaYe
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was he thinkin’?
“F*** wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane

Jay rapped giving Kanye $20 million for his most recent tour, but instead of performing, he ranted for 20 minutes about him and Beyonce and other topics like politics.

Even Kanye’s own fans began to lose patience with him thanks to a series of cancellations and Ye barely performing at multiple tour stops.

Later Kanye’s camp claimed he was battling mental issues and he would resume the tour later this year.

But now Kanye’s camp tells TMZ that the rapper has beef with Tidal, and he is threatening to sue the company for more than $3 million:

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.

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.

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.

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 2, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I knew this friendship would end when Ye got with Kim.

  2. Yeah I Said It!

    July 2, 2017 at 10:15 am

    The timing of this…LOL.

  3. Nessa

    July 2, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Interesting how Kanye is leaving over $3 million when he made Jay lose $20 million. If I were the Carters, I’d let him walk and be completely done with him.

  4. Ms. Jackson

    July 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Kanye ain’t sh-t. The truth is he’s big mad that the Carters don’t f-ck with the Kardashians. That was the whole reason Kim got with Kanye in the first f-cking place. I’m sure she’s pressed as f-ck that she still ain’t in the circle a whole marriage and two babies in. He tried to force them to deal with Kim and her vulture a-s family, but it didn’t work and so now he’s trying to get even any way possible. He’s allowing a family of opportunists to chip away at any bit of legacy that he had left. Dummy.

  5. Anonymous

    July 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I’m surprised more people haven’t put two and two together yet. It’s obvious that Kanye and Kim are broke. Jay loaned him $20 million so him and Kim could buy that new house. Kim’s money ain’t that long either and that’s why her and her fam keep faking being robbed so they can get money from the insurance company. Kanye spent most of his money on trying to look rich instead of building actual wealth. On top of that he threw a lot of his money away on his failed fashion lines.

  6. Queen

    July 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Kanye has been on the decline since he hooked up with Kim. Oh well. It’s hard to feel bad for anyone who marries any of those women.

  7. Fashionista

    July 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Yeah their friendship is over.

  8. Anonymous

    July 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Well at least Ye can’t blame his next flop on Tidal. ??‍♀️

  9. Babygirl

    July 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Honestly, Kanye burned a bridge when he came for Beyonce. There’s no way Jay was going to let that slide or be cool with him again after that. The crazy thing is Kanye would have literally had a fit if Jay ever came for Kim the way he keeps going at Bey.

  10. Music Lover

    July 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Kanye is most likely jumping the Tidal ship so he can partner up with Drake and Apple Music.

  11. Anonymous

    July 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Sometimes friends just outgrow each other. Kanye has changed, Jay has changed and they just won’t be what they were before. But Kanye should have been respectful and stopped trying to air out the Carters out of spite.

  12. Realness

    July 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    None of this surprises me. Jay should have cut Kanye off a long time ago. He’s a walking time bomb and a huge liability. Life is too short to deal with someone like Kanye who only cares about himself any damn way.

  13. Sommer

    July 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Kanye owes Jay $20mil. He put out this story to cover up the fact Jay exposed his a-s! He and the KarTRASHians are broke.

    I know Kum K is pissed because she can’t get that friendship with the Carters! LMAOOOOOOOO

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