As if Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo hadn't caused enough controversy already, what with all the 'Famous' lyrics drama surrounding Taylor Swift, a fan's now suing him after claiming he only subscribed to Tidal to get the new tunes.
Right so basically, when the album first came out, Kanye insisted it was exclusive to Jay-Z's music streaming service and would 'never never' appear on Apple Music or be 'for sale' elsewhere. Turns out, though, that The Life of Pablo *is* actually on Apple and Spotify and stuff; with (former?) fan Justin Baker-Rhett suing the rapper over false exclusivity claims.
Justin reckons Kanye's initial tweet, which said: "My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal" was actually a fraudulent ploy to get people signing up to Tidal; a subscription service that, let's face it, not many people give a shit about.
He says Kanye's attempts tripled Tidal's number of subscribers to three million and boosted its value from £42 million to £58 million; and he's nahhht happy he was conned. Justin's lawyer Jay Edelson be calling Reuters giving quotes liiiike: "You can't trick people into paying money and giving up personal information just because the company is struggling."
Well there you go.
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