Kanye West finally cut his exclusive streaming deal with TIDAL. A close source to West revealed on Thursday that TIDAL’s exclusivity rights deal to his music has been “terminated,” based on what is reported to be “TIDAL’s failure to honor its financial obligations.” This means that if TIDAL does not arrange a new deal with ‘Ye, any future releases from Kanye West will not be TIDAL exclusives like 2016′s The Life of Pablo.
TMZ reported over the weekend that the Chicago emcee, who was one of TIDAL’s initial 16 artist-owners, felt he was owed “more than $3 million” by the streaming service. According to sources, the $3 million was meant to be a bonus for The Life of Pablo and music video production costs reimbursements. TIDAL, however, has allegedly threatened to sue Kanye if he is to sign an exclusivity agreement with another streaming service. Kanye’s team reported that he is currently uninterested with streaming services for the time being, so there shouldn’t be an issue. You can learn more about the case via Billboard.