Kanye West files $10 million lawsuit after cancelled tour and mental breakdown
Kanye West has definitely had his airtime over the past year. He was hospitalized back in November of 2016 at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center after a mental breakdown. The ever-controversial hip-hop star has recently cancelled his tour and filed for a $10 million lawsuit.
West had prepared for his “Saint Pablo Tour” — which consisted of 38 events from August 12th, 2016 to November 2nd, 2016. However, he was obliged to cancel two dates on the tour due to his wife, Kim Kardashian, being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France at the beginning of October.
According to the lawsuit that was filed, insurer Lloyd’s of London has not made any payments to West and his touring company, Very Good Touring, Inc., eight months after West cancelled the tour.
“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,” states a complaint California federal court. “The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay.”
West has been fighting a battle with the insurance companies ever since, attempting to convince them his mental breakdown wasn’t a farce. The insurance companies continue to give west the run-around by reaching out to people outside of West’s control to get some possibly unheard insight. These attempts come from other news sources blasting West and stating that his cancelled tour was due to drug use.