Published Aug 02, 2017Kanye West's tumultuous "Saint Pablo Tour" wound up getting cancelled late last year, and now the rapper is suing his insurance company for failing to pay up.
The lawsuit was filed by Very Good Touring, on behalf of West, alleging breach of contract by Lloyd's of London. His team is seeking punitive damages and legal fees that exceed $9.8 million USD in concert losses, and hoping the case will go before a jury.
In the filing, Very Good Touring claims that it bought insurance against "accidental bodily injury or illness," and believe that the rapper's hospitalization qualifies.
West stopped a New York City concert short in October when news broke of his wife Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. The following month, West made headlines for a string of disastrous shows, during which he ranted against Beyoncé, Jay Z and Hillary Clinton and declared his support for Donald Trump. He subsequently cancelled the remaining dates on the tour, and was hospitalized in Los Angeles "for his own health and safety."
According to the Associated Press, West has already submitted to an independent medical exam, and he and 11 of his associates have provided statements under oath to insurance investigators. Lloyd's of London has yet to settle or publicly comment on the suit.
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