Lawsuit against Kanye West and Tidal over ‘The Life of Pablo’ reportedly dismissed

The legal action was first launched back in 2016

A class-action lawsuit which had been filed against Kanye West and the streaming service Tidal has reportedly been dismissed.

The suit was first filed back in April 2016 in relation to the release of West’s seventh studio album ‘The Life of Pablo’, which arrived two months previously. The legal action was launched with the argument that West and Tidal had allegedly deceived fans by announcing that ‘The Life of Pablo’ would be a Tidal exclusive upon release, only for the album to made available on other major streaming services by April of that year.

The suit, which alleged that the aforementioned announcement was a move by West and Tidal to drive up subscriptions to the Jay-Z-owned streaming service, was brought forward as a class-action lawsuit in June 2018 due to a tweet posted by West in 2016 where he wrote “[the album] will never never never be on Apple” and that “it will never be for sale”.


As The Blast reports, lead plaintiff Justin Baker-Rhett and West have now reached an agreement for the suit to be dismissed.

Baker-Rhett reportedly filed documents yesterday (January 29) which informed the court that he and West “hereby stipulate and agree to the dismissal of Plaintiff’s individual claims with prejudice and the putative class’s claims without prejudice, with each party to bear its own attorney fees and costs.”

Earlier this month, apparent details of West’s latest line of Yeezy Boost trainers leaked online.