Kanye West & Fan Reach Settlement Over ‘The Life of Pablo’ Tidal Exclusivity Claims


Kanye West, Tidal and fan Justin Baker-Rhett have settled their lawsuit, in line with a courtroom submitting on Wednesday (Jan. 30).

Without revealing particulars of the settlement, the doc submitted by Baker-Rhett's authorized workforce dismissed all claims — together with a possible class motion swimsuit — towards West and the music streaming service. Each occasion is answerable for its personal authorized charges.

Baker-Rhett initially filed the lawsuit claiming he was fraudulently induced into paying $9.99 for a month's subscription to listen to West's Life of Pablo album on Tidal when the album was rapidly made accessible on different streaming providers following its preliminary launch.

West had beforehand introduced the album would solely ever be accessible on Tidal. He later defended this assertion by stating the album that made its method to Spotify, Apple Music and different streaming providers was a distinct album, due to modifications he had made to the fabric. With Tidal, he additionally argued information articles gave conflicting messages in regards to the availability of Life of Pablo, with some reporting the streaming service's exclusivity was just for seven days.