2 August 2017
Kanye West missed out on his meal ticket when he was forced to cancel his Saint Pablo tour after suffering from a psychological breakdown, eight months ago. But the rapper is planning on making up for it by suing the insurers who have been stalling his payments.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, West has filed a lawsuit through his company Very Good Touring, Inc. against the syndicates of Lloyd’s of London for a whopping $10m (£7.5m).
According to the documents submitted to the California federal court, the insurers made the 40-year-old undergo various medical examinations to confirm his mental breakdown but did indicate the status of the claims payment.
“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 complaint stated.
“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.”
The Saint Pablo tour originally featured 38 performances between 12 August and 2 November, 2016 of which West managed to complete 36. He cancelled the last two shows after being informed that his wife Kim Kardashian had been robbed in Paris.
The Famous singer decided to add more concert dates following the success of the tour, but things did not pan out as planned and during the next two shows, West went on rants complaining about Beyonce, Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton.
According to the legal documents, West’s “behaviour was strained, confused and erratic” at his 19 November concert.
The organisers decided to cancel the rest of the shows after his condition did not improve the next day. He was later admitted to the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center for treatment.