Only days after the Feb. 14 drop of rapper Kanye West's lauded album The Life of Pablo, which was exclusively released on the streaming app Tidal, it looks like Yeezy fans are taking to other sources to get their hands on his seventh studio release. According to Torrent Freak, fans upset over the "limited availability" of Pablo have taken to other sources to obtain it, resulting in over 500,000 pirated copies of the record so far.

The news comes after a West-centric weekend, which was launched by a tweet sent by Ye on Feb. 13, which came hours before the Life of Pablo drop. Moments before the debut of the album's first track "Ultralight Beam," which Kanye performed on Saturday Night Live, he informed fans via Twitter of his $53 million in "personal debt"; a few days later, West took to social media to ask Mark Zuckerberg for financial help.

While Yeezy did not disclose the source of his debt, the day after Feb. 15's Grammy Award ceremonies he alluded to an unnamed party who "tried to use it against [him] in negotiations."

However, according to TMZ, Kanye's "debt" isn't debt at all — rather, it's the amount of money Yeezy put into his own ventures, like the $40 million he put into his own vanity fashion lines.

The rapper also declared on Feb. 15 that his album would "never be on Apple," and yet again would only be available to stream and download through Tidal.

If you haven't already listened to Kanye's Life of Pablo — pirated or otherwise — watch his Saturday Night Live performance of the album opener "Ultralight Beam" in the video clip below.

 

Source: Torrent Freak

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