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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kanye West loses $10million in sales due to pirated copies of his album after it was released on Tidal

Kanye West took a huge financial hit due to the poor roll out of his new album The Life of Pablo. His latest work has been pirated and downloaded so many times since its release that the rapper has lost $10million in sales. This all comes at a time when West has claimed he is $53million in debt.

The New York Post reports that if the 500,000 people who illegally downloaded the album in its frist day had paid the $20 it cost to buy the album West would have personally made $10million.
Kanye revealed on Monday that his album will never go on sale and will only ever be available on Tidal, the digital music service which is subscription based and owned by his friend Jay Z and other music artists.
'My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal,' wrote Kanye on Twitter.
'Please to all my friends fans and music lovers. Sign up to Tidal now.'
Tidal costs $10 to $20 a month, with fans able to get their first month for free.
 
West may be able to make up that $10million he lost in album sales though, as fellow rapper The Game said he would give him that exact amount as an investment if he came to Dubai to skydive with him on Thursday.
 
West has yet to respond to this offer.
 
On Monday, West also expressed his anger towards Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times over their reception of his new album.
It was a bit surprising considering Pitchfork gave his album a very good 9/10 rating, Rolling Stone has given the work extensive coverage and the Times wrote in their review; 'Now his rapping is sparser, more pointed, less imagistic and more emotional. And when he truly needs to be heard, he can corral a dream team of collaborators. He’s so fluent that he can use others to speak for him, and be understood clear as day.' 
On that same night he also called Puff Daddy 'the most important cultural figure in my life,' said that white people 'don't understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves' and also noted that the 'system is designed for colored people to fail and one of our only voices is music.' 

Kanye's rant came on the same night as the Grammys, where he was nominated for four awards including one for Best Album for his work producing the Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness. He lost in all four of his categories. 

 

55 comments:

STERN said...

GOD BLESS KANYE.

baby oku said...

More frustration for him

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Trying times for Kanye.. I feel for kim

kelvin andre said...

Talks too much he forgot about real life

Ruphina said...

Good morning all. Linda do something

Anonymous said...

Lol...

Anonymous said...

Only Kanye knows what kanye knows...Lost 10million... Made ???

Babylawyer. said...

Nawaooo! Wish him well

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Oh bad market

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Noticed.

Engee said...

Kenya dear take it easy. You are very talented nigga

Sipping my hennessy

Charles Anoka said...

That's what you get for entangling yourself with a Kardashian. Lol. Sorry bro.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Amen


...merited happiness

dotun adepetun said...

Good for him! Talks too much and thinks too much of himself!! Apparently some pple r smarter than him. Now $63m in the RED!....*chuckle*

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

I am tired 😫 of hearing about Kanye and his problems

DEJIANO said...

Eeyah sorry oh

Edem victor said...

Ok


OKORO UPGRADED

Olawale TohWeird said...

Fucking tired of reading Kanye this Kanye that.. Is he lifeless?

livingstone chibuike said...

I think we all here shuld do 20 20naira contribution for kanye

christiana christiana said...

Hahahhahahaha, sorry kenya


Its becuz u talk alot


#spritual

Nenyechi said...

Poor kanye

Roseberry said...

The table is beginning to turn against him

Juliet Iwuno said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeyah! Dis is not looking good. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeyah! Dis is not looking good. Linda take note!

Egbadon Sandra said...

lols
sassynero

Nance said...

Lol, don't like this dude one bit.

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OMIDAN ABBY said...

Enough of this Kanye's album already!
Lik heaven is coming on earth..
Mtscheww..

SAMBEATS said...

Sorry..baba kanye dn short

njk d boss lady said...

Pride comes b4 a fall.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Bad market definitely he wil recover his lost. All d best to him.

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's his bizzzz...

chommy said...

Na too much talk cause am. Sorry sha. Linda observe!

okolie izuchukwu said...

Not his fault bro... you would do the same if you smoke the same shii he smokes. lol

ProudlyDeltan15 said...

Like I care...ProudlyDeltan

Pesin Pikin said...

Aba boiz go show u weeein!

Nkemy said...

Lolzz it's about time

Anonymous said...

I like kanye he speaks his mind all the time

Anonymous said...

LOVE U KANYE... HATERS DIE.......

christie benjamin said...

Its going down for real...

keke driver said...

Kanye is going down.....am not sure why i seem happy about that tho.

Andy sneh said...

Kanye!

Ichebi Christian said...

Kardashian never finish with you oh

Vivian Reginalds said...

The game must be equally wealthy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Kanye d realest guy. God go provide.

#LIB ADDICT#

daniela desmond said...

The game is just insane...lol, he's just trying to get on his nerves...anyway kanye has got some major racist problems and I think it's getting the best of him...his wife is white, he shouldn't forget that. And tidal? Really? Beyonce has her music on iTunes... You think she's crazy?

junia said...

God bless Kanye

prince sunday said...

Such is life Kanye !

Chidozie Bruce said...

Stay dia and be askn God 2 bless him, wen he's throwing away d blessing God gave him in a platter of Gold

udeh martha said...

Trying time for him

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Ogbukwa Blessing said...

It's well Kanye

Linda NwaGod said...

Daz life 4 u
Am temporary out of service
Pls try again later
Linda dont take note!

stern's cousin said...

This obsessed old cargo fan of kanye called Junia or what is her kame name there? dey there dey say God bless him,na devil for bless am b4,smone lost in all category he was nominated for,u dey here dey say God bless Kanye,how dat one take relate to the post wen linda post here now????u re just an old confused lady

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

God will bless you more than that. .


#FINEST