Jay-Z’s Tidal, Kanye West Face Class Action Lawsuit by Subscribers

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Kanye West and Jay-Z are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that some fans were duped into signing up for the music streaming service, Tidal. A suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco Monday against Jay-Z and West’s streaming service, claiming the company misled users to sign up under the pretext that it was the only way to access West’s album, The Life of Pablo. However, the album is now streaming on Apple and Spotify. By duping fans into signing up, the company also collected user’s personal data, including credit card information, the lawsuit alleges. The plaintiff, Justin Baker-Rhett, is asking Tidal to refund subscribers who signed up to access the album, along with unspecified punitive damages and a requirement that the company erase information about those affected users.

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