The lawsuit between Kanye West and an angry fan in regards to his 2016 album, The Life Of Pablo, has reportedly been dismissed.
Back in early 2016, Kanye West released his seventh studio album, The Life Of Pablo. While the record was met with positive critical reception, both Kanye West and Tidal soon became the subject of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf on music fan Justin Baker-Rhett.
The class action claimed that West and the streaming service engaged in “deceptive conduct” by duping fans into signing up to the streaming service under the false belief that it was the only way to hear West’s new album.
As it turned out, The Life Of Pablo was released on Apple Music and Spotify within a month of its release on Tidal, prompting the suit. The class action referenced a Tweet by Kanye, who wrote: “My album will never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.”
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However, this was obviously refuted by Kanye West who, in a motion to have the case dismissed, claimed that the version available on Tidal was indeed exclusive to the service.
Referencing another one of his Tweets, West noted that the record was a “living breathing changing creative expression” which was “updated and remixed numerous times, with different vocals, lyrics, and arrangements”.
West claimed that the version on Tidal was exclusive, while other available versions of the album were different.