Kanye West and JAY Z have separated…business-wise.
West has reportedly left Tidal over claims that the streaming service owes him $3 million.
In 2015, the “Famous” rapper released his highly anticipated album “The Life of Pablo” exclusively on Tidal, a move he says brought in 1.5 million new subscribers to the streaming service he co-owned, according to TMZ. West says the company was supposed to give him a bonus for the boost in profile, but never did.
He also claims that the company was supposed to reimburse him for music videos, and didn’t, though sources tell the gossip site that West didn’t get the money for the videos because he never made them. West reportedly plans on making the videos when he gets paid.
As a result, West’s lawyer reportedly sent two letters to Tidal claiming the company was in breach and its contract with West was terminated.
Tidal then responded with a letter of its own to the rapper, saying that it still had an exclusive contract with him and would sue if he tried to take his music to a different streaming site. West is reportedly set to sue Tidal should the company sue him.