Kanye West Leaves Tidal Over Contract Disputes, Quits Exclusive Music Streaming Releases

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Let's just hope that for Jay-Z's next release, Snoop won't have to have his friend send it to him again.

When Tidal didn't respond by meeting his request, Kanye reportedly had his lawyer send a letter to the company around a month ago, alleging breach of contract and asserting that the relationship had been terminated.

Kanye was one of the original artists to invest support in the streaming platform.

TMZ reports that Ye claims that he's owed more than $3 million from Tidal, and that the rapper "has been unhappy with the company for a long time". "The Life of Pablo" was exclusively on Tidal for about six weeks before it could be streamed on other services like Apple Music.

Kanye West, left, and Jay Z perform in concert during the "Watch The Throne" tour, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan also directly addressed the other driver. Police reviewed video tapes from surveillance cameras along Route 100, as well as neighboring residences and businesses.

Kanye and Tidal are no more.

It gets complicated though, because Tidal say that Kanye "didn't deliver the videos required by contract", and furthermore, are threatening to counter sue him if he uses another streaming service, since they have an "exclusive contract".

Tidal is understood to have had an exclusive agreement with West and could sue if he joins another service. Ye said he's no longer interested in releasing music through exclusive streaming deals and his next album, which he's now working on, will be available everywhere.

"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star #Kim Kardashian is reportedly anxious about her husband #Kanye West's emotional and #mental health over his feud with Jay Z.

Hov took multiple shots at 'Ye on his new album 4:44, one of which suggests Kanye has lost his mind. I don't got Tidal, so a nigga had to bootleg it to me. A source told TMZ that Jay-Z did not view West's mental break as an excuse for the public diss, which included jabs at Jay-Z's wife Beyonce.

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