Back in February, Kanye West performed on Saturday Night Live to promote his new album, The Life Of Pablo. After the show, he made the record available for streaming on TIDAL and put it up for sale on his website. But he changed his mind shortly afterward, announcing, “I decided not to sell my album for another week.”4,000 people who reportedly paid for The Life Of Pablo did not receive the files. Those customers were refunded for their orders in February.
Today TIDAL appears to be rectifying this mistake. The New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli recently tweeted, “Tidal just sent out those Kanye TLOP downloads that failed after SNL even if you got a refund.”
When reached for comment over email, a rep for TIDAL offered a statement: “The latest version of The Life Of Pablo is now being delivered to the individuals that purchased it originally, as well as to those who in some cases did not receive a download link at the time of the album’s release. Customers that received a refund will also receive a download link as a courtesy from TIDAL.com.”