Celebrity News: The rapper claims to Lloyd’s company for making excuses for not paying the expenses caused by the suspension of their concerts
Kanye West does not fear the courts. The 40-year-old rapper filed a lawsuit against insurer Lloyd’s on Tuesday demanding $ 10 million in damages, alleging that the company refuses to pay the costs and claims arising from the cancellation of his Saint tour Pablo Tour last November, just one day before he suffered a psychotic crisis.
The designer also filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles. In the papers presented, West says that he and his company Very Good Touring Inc. have not yet received the payment that the insurance giant should have given them, because “for something” they had decided to secure the tour and assures that Lloyd’s is delaying And intentionally blocking economic compensation. “Nor have they given us anything that comes close to a coherent explanation of why they have not paid … Assuming that the alleged use of marijuana was the cause of West’s mental problems can serve as an excuse for not paying the thousands of dollars Should in insurance premiums is absurd, “says the lawsuit.
Last November, Kim Kardashian’s husband, 40, was rushed to the psychiatric department of the Los Angeles hospital for erratic behavior. Things looked bad for the singer even before he was hospitalized. Hours before taking the stage at The Forum (Inglewood, California) canceled the concert. In addition, days before had already left speechless to his Los Angeles audience in a concert that lasted only two songs – even Ticketmaster, the company that manages the tickets, has already announced that it will return the amount of the pass to attendees. Later came the cancellation of the 21 dates of his tour and then the psychotic crisis.
He claims that he and his company have contracted the insurer’s services “as a precautionary measure” to protect themselves in the event that “a cancellation was necessary,” explains the lawsuit, which also accuses Lloyd’s of inventing “any” excuse for not paying. “It’s the modus operandi of them,” he says.
This is not the only legal process in which you are involved. Last July, West threatened to leave Tidal, the streaming music platform he and other superstars Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk and Jack White. And he wants to go to court. West claims three million dollars for the platform. According to the rapper, his latest album The Life of Pablo brought a million and a half new subscribers to the service so he has not received the bonus agreed by contract, to which is added the money that Tidal owes him for a series of videos musicals. However, it has not received that amount and it was his lawyers who claimed it last month, warning that this meant a break of the contract between both parties. Has not yet received any response from the company.