Kanye West and TIDAL were sued after he claimed "TLOP" would be exclusive to the streaming service.
Kanye West's reckless tweeting actually got him in some legal trouble a few years ago. Back when the rapper was prepping for the release of The Life Of Pablo, he claimed the project would be exclusive to TIDAL. He claimed it âwill never never never be on Appleâ and also claimed, âit will never be for sale." The project made its way onto other streaming services by April 2016. 'Ye and TIDAL were sued for frauding people into subscribing to TIDAL memberships. However, it looks like the parties involved have come to an agreement of sorts.
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According to The Blast, Justin Baker-Rhett, the lead plaintiff, and Kanye West have agreed to dismiss the suit. Baker-Rhett filed court documents telling the court that he and Kanye, "hereby stipulate and agree to the dismissal of Plaintiffâs individual claims with prejudice and the putative classâs claims without prejudice, with each party to bear its own attorney fees and costs." The publication didn't indicate if there was any money involved in the agreement to dismiss the suit.
Baker-Rhett filed a class action suit against Kanye and TIDAL arguing that Kanye's tweet was a "deceptive marketing ploy" that âfraudulently [induced] millions of American consumers into paying for Tidalâs rescue.â His initial claims in the lawsuit claimed that TIDAL was on the brink of collapsing financially before the release of 'Ye's album.