BH Buzz: Guy Sues Kanye West For Duping Him Into Tidal Subscription

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■ Kanye West promised his new album The Life Of Pablo would "never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal."

However, several weeks later... Kanye put Pablo up for sale on his official website and allowed users to stream it on services like Spotify and Apple Music.

The move enraged one fan so much, they filed a class action suit against the rapper. TMZ reports Justin Baker-Rhett says the only reason he paid for a Tidal subscription was to stream Yeezy's new record.

"Mr. West's promise of exclusivity also had a grave impact on consumer privacy," the lawsuit states, noting that users' credit card information, music preferences and other personal information have been collected. Rhett believes Tidal racked up an additional $84 million because it persuaded people to sign up for Kanye.

"We fully support the right of artists to express themselves freely and creatively, however creative freedom is not a license to mislead the public," Baker-Rhett's attorney Jay Edelson wrote in a statement. "We believe that we will be able to prove to a jury that Mr. West and Tidal tricked millions of people into subscribing to their services and that they will ultimately be held accountable for what they did."

The subscription Rhett purchased was $9.99.




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