Kanye West ‘likely’ to win lawsuit against YouTube co-founder for leaking engagement video

Chad Hurley reportedly signed an agreement not to post any footage from the rapper's proposal to Kim Kardashian

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s lawsuit against a co-founder of YouTube for uploading footage of their engagement to the internet should move forward, says a new court report.

The rapper proposed to Kardashian in October 2013, enlisting the help of a 50-piece orchestra to play Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young and Beautiful’ as he popped the question in front of friends and family at the AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco. Chad Hurley was not invited to the proposal but was allowed to stay in the stadium after signing an agreement not to post any video or images.

However, Hurley uploaded video footage to his new website MixBit. The footage promptly went viral and now West and Kardashian are seeking unspecified damages from Hurley and his company, Avos Systems Inc. The pair had already intended to use footage from the event in Kim’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Hurley later appealed against the lawsuit but now, Billboard report that a California appeals court ruled on Wednesday (April 22) that Hurley’s appeal “lack[ed] merit” and that “Kardashian and West have shown a likelihood they could win their case”.

West later married Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May 2014.

Meanwhile, Kanye West has deleted all references to Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal from his Twitter feed, despite having been part of its launch in March. Until yesterday (April 22), West had the Tidal logo as his Twitter avatar. But he has changed it back to artwork from his album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.

West wrote several tweets praising Tidal, including one on its launch on March 30 that read: “Together, we can turn the tide and make music history. Start by turning your profile picture blue. #TIDALforALL”. No reference has been made by West over the reasons for his deletions, with his most recent post on Twitter on April 20 to publicise an interview with Paper.

It was revealed this week that Tidal has dropped out of the top 700 apps downloaded from the iTunes Store, while Spotify, Beats Music and Pandora had seen the number of downloads substantially increase.