You can't say you didn't see this coming, but in a move that is still somewhat surprising, Kanye West has apparently cut ties with Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service. The move, if it has indeed happened, takes place just days after the release of 4:44, Jay-Z's latest album in which one of the songs seems to feature a Kanye diss.
According to TMZ, who first reported the split, Kanye has been dissatisfied with the streaming service for a while now, claiming they owe him over $3 Million. A lawyer for West allegedly sent a letter saying that Tidal was in breech of contract and that the contract would terminated. The two sides apparently tried to work something out for the last two weeks, but the talks were a failure and the lawyer informed Tidal that West was done.
West’s gripe with Tidal is in two parts. When The Life of Pablo finally arrived on Tidal, it brought the company $1.2 million in monthly subscribers, which allegedly should’ve resulted in a bonus West claims he did not receive. West also says Tidal never reimbursed him for his videos that appeared on the platform.
Is this the official end to any partnership between Ye and Hov? Only time will tell.