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Angry Fan Slaps Kanye West With Class Action Lawsuit

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Apr 19, 2016
Angry Fan Slaps Kanye West With Class Action Lawsuit

Trouble is brewing in the land of Kanye West. How could anyone forget the infamous Kanye Twitter rant that ensued for days [actually] possibly weeks. In a series of bizarre tweets, the 38-year-old stated, “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.”

Well, this did not sit well with one fan, in particular, Justin Baker-Rhett, who claimed he had been duped along with millions of others to purchase a Tidal subscription based on exclusivity. In Baker-Rhett’s proposed class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco he called the supposed fledgling streaming service [Tidal] a “deceptive marketing ploy,” that “fraudulently [induced] millions of American consumers into paying for Tidal’s rescue.”

OK then, tell us why you mad Justin?

Perhaps the angry Kanye fan has a point because The Life of Pablo album is currently available on a variety of streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify. I guess all of that talk about exclusivity went straight out the window and once again the Chicago native is receiving the backlash of putting his foot in his mouth.

Let’s switch gears for a moment, personally, I signed up for the free 30-day trial Tidal subscription, but once I received word that King Bey wasn’t dropping an album I refused to shell out the coins to further continue our streaming relationship. Therefore, I totally understand our dear friend Justin’s point of view. However, this Saturday, April 23rd, I am ready to spend an entire paycheck for a Tidal subscription without a second thought, especially if the rumors are true that Beyoncé’s album is going to drop! If this is the case, Tidal don’t worry, you will definitely have a faithful subscriber in me. No lawsuits coming from this way.


Let us know your thoughts, is Tidal worth the hype or is it not your type?