According to TMZ, Kanye has left Hov’s streaming service Tidal for financial reasons, claiming the company owes him millions of dollars.
“Kanye West, a key player in Jay Z's Tidal stable, has left the company over a money dispute and Tidal has threatened to sue him,” the website reported, citing anonymous sources close to Tidal. “We're told Kanye has complained the company owes him money — more than $3 million.”
Hov spent a couple of bars on his brand new 4:44 album allegedly venting his current issues with the Chicago superproducer and rapper. On the opening track “Kill Jay Z,” he raps, “But you ain’t a Saint’ this ain't Kumba ‘Ye / But you got hurt because you did cool by ’Ye / You gave him 20 million without blinkin’ / He gave you 20 minutes on stage f**k was he thinkin.’”
Previously, the music world pointed to ‘Ye’s frustration with Jay as stemming from an October 2016 tour stop in Seattle where Kanye cited a conflict between Tidal and Apple Music as being the reason the Drake-collaborated song “Pop Style” was omitted from the Toronto rapper's album Views.
“And this shit be getting me tight every time I perform this m****rf****r,” West told people from the stage. “That y’all didn't get what y’all were supposed to get with me and Drake on this song ‘cause of some Tidal/Apple bulls**t.”
Hopefully someone just picks up the phone and deads all of this soon, for the culture.
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