After deciding to have his latest album, The Life of Pablo, available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora — following an initial announcement that it would only be featured on TIDAL — Kanye West, Jay Z, and TIDAL are now being sued for misstatements regarding the project and its release. The suit claims that consumers were tricked into signing up for TIDAL under false pretenses.
It has been widely reported that Kanye brought a slew of customers to TIDAL (jumping from 1 million to 2.5 million in just 10 days), who were simply wanting to hear his album and thought TIDAL would be the only service streaming the compilation.
This wasn’t the only issue with the release either. West continued to change the album after initially releasing, even going so far as to pulling the project off of the platform in order to make last-minute updates. Some customers were then double-charged for the album.
After all of this, Kanye then decided to make The Life of Pablo available for streaming on other services, a move that could ultimately come back to bite him, along with his pal Jay Z and TIDAL.