Kanye West has lawyered up and has pulled the trigger on a $10 million lawsuit against his insurance company over his canceled PABLO Tour. We’ve also learned his wife Kim Kardashian West secretly testified about Ye’s prescription drug use. Deets inside….
Kanye West is headed to court.
The PABLO rapper and his touring company, Very Good Touring, Inc., have filed a $10 million lawsuit against insurer Lloyd's of London claiming breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings.
The “Ultralight Beam” rapper wanted Lloyd’s of London pay $10,812,997.09 plus fees for the cancellations. Apparently, the insurance company denied payment because they believe his breakdown was brought on due to drug use.
In the complaint (obtained by Pitchfork), the Chi-town rapper submitted a claim to the insurance company on November 23rd, two days after he canceled the remaining of his Saint Pablo Tour and one day before he was hospitalized.
You’ll recall, Ye went on several bizarre rants in the last days of his tour before he canceled the remaining dates of his tour in November 2016. Soon after, he was admitted to the hospital where he was placed on psychiatric hold. He was released a week later.
Kanye claims the company and its agents “purposely and maliciously caused to be disseminated to news outlets privileged, private and personal information regarding Kanye and the dialogue between Very Good and the insurers.”
The complaint states:
“Performing artists who pay handsomely to insurance companies within the Lloyd’s of London marketplace to obtain show tour ‘non-appearance or cancellation’ insurance should take note of the lesson to be learned from this lawsuit: Lloyd’s companies enjoy collecting bounteous premiums; they don’t enjoy paying claims, no matter how legitimate. Their business model thrives on conducting unending ‘investigations,’ of bona fide coverage requests, stalling interminably, running up their insured’s costs, and avoiding coverage decisions based on flimsy excuses. The artists think they they’re buying peace of mind. The insurers know they’re just selling a ticket to the courthouse.”
Check out the court documents here.
A doctor who cared for Ye deemed he was unfit to keep touring. The insurance company demanded proof he was unfit to continue on, so the physician caring for Kanye delivered testimony that he could not continue with the tour.
It’s being reported Ye underwent an independent examination on December 9th and 10th of 2016. The insurance company then questioned him under oath on February 1, 2017.
Before Ye went under oath, his wife Kim Kardashian West also testified (on December 13, 2016). According to In Touch, Kim was questioned about “Kanye taking Percocet for a short time, with a valid prescription.”
Oh? News to us.
In recent weeks, there has been talk that Kanye could possibly head back on tour in 2018 and he has also been working on a new album. Between this new lawsuit, his TIDAL beef, and his surrogate being pregnant, let's hope he can keep it all together.