Reports were swirling on Sunday that Kanye West has allegedly left JAY-Z's streaming service, Tidal, because of a financial dispute. To add to the claims, the company has reportedly threatened to sue the rapper.
If these rumors are true, things could get ugly.
Sources supposedly told TMZ that West has been unhappy with Tidal for some time, claiming the company owes him over $3 million.
West is purportedly upset that the 1.5 million Tidal subscribers he brought in as a result of his album The Life of Pablo didn't garner him the bonus he was promised, according to claims. His second issue is that the company supposedly reneged on reimbursing him for music videos. Tidal allegedly responded that West did not fulfill the requirements of his contract.
Letters between lawyers have allegedly gone back and forth.
West's lawyers are reportedly saying Tidal is in breach of contract and that they are terminating the agreement.
Supposedly Tidal has threatened to sue West if he goes to another streaming service, and TMZ reports that the rapper is prepared to fire back with his own lawsuit.
Elite Daily has reached out to representatives of both Tidal and West, but has not heard back as of the time of publication.
These reports follow a busy week for JAY-Z, whose new album 4:44 garnered a lot of attention from the Beyhive for his candid lyrics about his marriage with Beyoncé and apparent admission that he cheated on her.
And if my children knew, I don't even know what I would do. If they ain't look at me the same, I would prob'ly die with all the shame. 'You did what with who?' What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? 'You risked that for Blue?' I wasn't a superhero in your face. My heart breaks for the day I had to explain my mistakes.