The basis for the claim was that following the statement by West that his new album The Life Of Pablo will only be available on Tidal (Jay-Z bought music streaming service Tidal for 56 million dollars a year ago), they issued a paid subscription to this online resource.

However, it soon became clear that all tracks rapper appeared freely available on other sites — Spotify and Google Play Music, reports "Komsomolskaya Pravda".

So, one of the plaintiffs says he paid 9.99 USD per month subscription to Tidal, because the West promised that nowhere else the album would not be sold.

The plaintiffs believe this move is a ploy, because Tidal has published The Life Of Pablo even later free resources, but at the expense of fans of the rapper this resource has increased the number of its subscribers and three times, respectively, the cost also increased from 60 million to 84 million US dollars. In addition, the plaintiffs were outraged that their personal information was publicly available on this site.