A fan who thinks Kanye West dissed him is fighting back with a lawsuit.
Justin Baker-Rhett is suing the hip hop star on claims West lied when he said his album, "The Life of Pablo," would be available only on streaming service Tidal, according to the proposed class-action suit filed Monday in US District Court in San Francisco.
The lawsuit says some 2 million subscribers signed up for Tidal and boosted the struggling service's value by up to $84 million by promising exclusive access to the new album's release in February.
The Grammy-winning rapper tweeted in February: "My album will never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal."
The album did appear on Tidal, but it was also released on West's website, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and other streaming services.
The suit, which also names star rapper and Tidal partner Jay Z (real name: Shawn Carter), alleges Baker-Rhett "subscribed to Tidal specifically because he was misled into believing that it was the only music platform on which the album would ever be available."
"But it wasn't. It was released on many more platforms than that," said Rafey Balabanian, a managing partner at Edelson PC, which filed the suit on Baker-Rhett's behalf.
The album started streaming on February 14 but pulled shortly after it appeared. The album was reportedly illegally downloaded more than 500,000 times from other sites after many fans said they paid $20 to download the album from Tidal but didn't get it.
A West representative didn't respond to requests for comment.
Update, 9:45 a.m. PT April 19: The monetary effect claimed in the lawsuit has been clarified.