Kanye West Files $10M Lawsuit Over Tour Canceled Due to His Mental Breakdown - SEEPMUZiK BLOG


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Kanye West Files $10M Lawsuit Over Tour Canceled Due to His Mental Breakdown

From an infamous concert in San Jose on Nov. 17 to a visit to Trump Tower a few weeks later, Kanye West had observers buzzing about his behavior last year. Even though he was hospitalized at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center around Thanksgiving, few knew the full extent of what West endured in the aftermath of a psychological breakdown.
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.
"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 filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior 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."
Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Aug. 30, 2015 in Los Angeles.
West originally planned a Saint Pablo Tour consisting of 38 events between Aug. 12 and Nov. 2. His managers reached out to Lloyd's to get "peace of mind" in case cancellations needed to occur. The star made most of the dates but was forced to cancel two concerts when his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Oct. 2. (Indeed, he famously walked offstage when he learned of the incident.)
Thanks to the success of the tour, though, additional dates were arranged. The second performance during this leg of the tour is where everything started to fall apart.
In San Jose, West told the crowd, "I said something that was politically incorrect. I told you I didn't vote, but if I were to have voted, I would have voted for Trump."
He was booed.

Two days later, West appeared for a concert in Sacramento and launched a 15-minute tirade about various public figures, including Beyoncé ("I was hurt ‘cause I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me"), JAY-Z ("I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head") and Hillary Clinton ("This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant [thing] happening. If your old ass keeps following old models, you’ll be Hillary Clinton").

West's lawsuit addresses this latter concert and notes the "strained, confused and erratic" behavior in Sacramento, as well as the decision made the following day to cancel the balance of the tour and issue full refunds. He was soon hospitalized at UCLA, and the insurance companies were informed and later provided with sworn testimony from his primary physician there that West suffered a debilitating medical condition that required he not tour.