It almost feels pointless reporting on the saga of Kanye West’s new album ‘The Life of Pablo’ this week: what West tweets one day can swiftly be overtaken by events.

Even so, here’s the latest: “My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal,” tweeted West last night. “Please to all my friends fans and music lovers. Sign up to Tidal now.”

Quite a few of them are: Tidal remains at the top of Apple’s US App Store free chart at the time of writing.

But Tidal is also under fire, because ‘The Life of Pablo’ WAS available to buy for a brief period as a download this weekend, but fans are lighting up Twitter with complaints that their credit-card was charged but that they have not been sent a download link.

TechCrunch reports that “less than 4,000” people are affected, with fans told to either request a refund or wait a week until the album’s ‘official’ release – something that appears to be in question judging by West’s “never be for sale” tweet.

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