Sources say Kanye West has been furious with Tidal for a looooooong time. Kanye has complained the company owes him money, BIG money, more than $3 million. Apparently a month ago Kanye lawyer’d up and 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.
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 allegedly trashes Kanye, and we’re told Kanye had no advance knowledge of the lyrics whatsoever, but they’re saucy as hell so when 4:44 is released, you can expect some sort of rebuttal from Team West.
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