A Kanye West fan on Monday sued the rapper over the false promise that his latest album would exclusively be released on Tidal.
San Francisco fan Justin Baker-Rhett is upset after West fraudulently promised fans that his album, The Life of Pablo, would only be available on Tidal, FOX reports.
The site, owned by Kanye’s pal Jay-Z, charges users at least $9.99 a month, but West’s album has since been released for free on Apple Music and Spotify.
“Mr. West’s promise of exclusivity also had a grave impact on consumer privacy,” Baker-Rhett’s lawsuit states. “We fully support the right of artists to express themselves freely and creatively, however creative freedom is not a license to mislead the public.”
The lawsuit also includes references to Kanye’s infamously erratic and ambiguous Twitter rants and proclamations. “My album will never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal,” is one of the incriminating tweets included.
None of the emails asking for comment on the situation have been answered by Tidal or Kanye West.
West himself is an “owner-artist” who has a stake in the music subscription site.