Kanye West has left the Tidal stable, an online streaming service owned by rapper/hip-hop mogul Jay Z.
According to TMZ, Tidal has threatened to sue West who is said to have been unhappy with the company for some time because he was owed $3 million.
The report notes that a month ago, West’s lawyer sent a letter to the company terminating his contract stating Tidal was in breach of their agreement.
Efforts by lawyers from both sides reportedly failed to resolve the conflict.
The report also said that West has two issues with Tidal – failure to pay him a bonus after his Saint Pablo album added one and a half million new subscribers to the company and failure to reimburse him for music videos.
Tidal reportedly accused Kanye of not delivering the video required by the contract but the rapper said he will deliver when he is paid.
The company said that it would sue West if he tried going to another streaming service.
The rapper is said to have threatened to sue back.
West’s decision to leave Tidal had been made prior to the release of Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ album in which he appeared to diss the rapper.
On his 13th album released earlier this week, Jay Z seemingly made reference to West on the opening track ‘Kill Jay-Z’.
He rapped: “You dropped outta school, you lost your principles/ I know people backstab you, I feel bad too/ But this fuck everybody attitude ain’t natural.” He goes on, “But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe/ But you got hurt because you think KumbaYe/ You gave him 20 million without thinkin’/ He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?/ ‘Fuck wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’/ But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
Back in November, West had blasted Jay Z and wife Beyonce during the Sacramento, California leg of his US tour.
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