Celebrity Cyber Report – Kanye West

Published On February 26, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News

What do you do if you are a rap artist and you get sued by a fan? Well Kanye has settled out of court before things got ugly and expensive . Kanye fan, Justin Baker-Rhett, sued Kanye because he said his album, The Life of Pablo, would be available exclusively through JayZ’s Tidal streaming service. Now terms of the settlement were kept secret but the case has been dismissed. Why did Kanye settle? Because a potential class-action lawsuit was brewing and that could get real expensive. That is still a possibility.

The whole thing started when Kanye said the album would be available only on Tidal. A day after it dropped, Kanye tweeted, “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.”

So a lot of his fans, Mr. Baker-Rhett included, signed up for Tidal at the price of $10.00 for a monthly subscription just to get one album.

Here is where things went wrong. Despite Kanye’s claims and tweets the The Life Of Pablo (TLOP) ended up on Spotify and Apple Music a few weeks later. This left fans like Justin Baker-Rhett stuck with an unwanted subscription to Tidal.

West defended his self by claiming that the TLOP had significant changes to the album and he added a song after its release. So, according to Kanye, it was actually a different record entirely. West’s settlement with Baker-Rhett, may help him avoid further litigation. We’ll see.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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