Kanye West Leaves Tidal, Says Company Owes Him Over $3 Million

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Kanye West has reportedly cut ties with Jay-Z’s subscription based music streaming service Tidal, over claims the company owes him upwards of $3 million, TMZ reports.

Sources close to Tidal told the celebrity gossip website that West, 40, has claimed that the company owes him for bringing 1.5 million new subscribers to the service when he released his album The Life of Pablo in February 2016. West says the company was supposed to give him a bonus for the boost in profile, but never did.

According to TMZ, West’s lawyer sent two letters to Tidal within the past month, saying his client’s contract with the company has been terminated. West, who was one of the many A-list co-owners of Tidal, also reportedly claimed that he was not reimbursed for his music videos, though Tidal argued that he didn’t deliver the videos required by his contract.

Yeezy’s decision to leave Tidal predates the release of Jay-Z’s 4:44 album in which he references their relationship on the song titled “Kill Jay-Z.”

“You dropped outta school, you lost your principles / You gave him 20 million without thinkin’ / He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f–k was he thinkin’?” Jay-Z raps on the track, seemingly referring to West’s 2004 album, The College Dropout, among other factors that contributed to their feud.