Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West isn’t feeling too G.O.O.D. these days. The hip-hop star has reportedly sued an insurer to the sum of $10 million.
According to reports, Kanye’s issue stems from the abrupt cancellation of his Saint Pablo Tour last November due to medical reasons.
Now The Hollywood Reporter has obtained an explosive new $10 million lawsuit that details an extensive medical examination of the music star. West is suing various syndicates of insurer Lloyd’s of London, alleging they are stalling on paying out claims emanating from a canceled tour. A loss claim was tendered just two days after West checked himself into a psychiatric center, but he and his company — Very Good Touring, Inc. — still have not been paid more than eight months later, according to the suit. (The Hollywood Reporter)
In the legal docs, Ye’s team questions why the concert insurer hasn’t provided an explanation for the delay in getting paid.
“Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye’s use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote, citing court papers. (USA Today)
Mr. West also believes the company crossed the line by providing personal details about his condition.
Furthermore, the suit suggests that West’s insurers and/or their agents “purposely and maliciously” disseminated “privileged, private and personal information” about West to the press in order to undercut his claim. While no specifics were given in the lawsuit, The Hollywood Reporter notes, “tabloids have been pushing for information about the canceled tour and its aftermath, raising everything from drug use to song lyrics as fodder.” (Rolling Stone)