AceShowbiz - Prince's estate heirs are reportedly seeking to pull out of an album deal with bosses at Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service over allegations of inflated usage numbers.
Estate officials for Prince reached an agreement with Tidal executives last month to release a posthumous new album featuring unreleased music from the late singer's vault.
The project had been due to be released in 2019 and made available exclusively to Tidal users 14 days before its launch on other platforms.
However, an attorney for Sharon, Norrine, and John Nelson have now asked a judge to reconsider the order granting the music rights to Tidal bosses because they have been accused of inflating streaming figures for albums by Kanye West and Beyonce by editors at Norway's Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) newspaper.
Last month, reporters claimed Tidal's data was manipulated, which resulted in the company, based in Sweden, overpaying royalties for Kanye's The Life of Pablo and Beyonce's 2016 record Lemonade.
Tidal executives have denied the allegations, but Prince's heirs don't want his estate to be part of any legal proceedings over the matter, according to TMZ.