Following a string of on-stage meltdowns last November, Kanye West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour. Shortly after, it was revealed the Chicago rapper-producer was involuntarily hospitalized for “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.” Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned West has filed a lawsuit against the tour’s insurer, Lloyd’s of London, alleging the company of holding out on paying claims from the canceled tour.
According to the report, the suit states a loss claim was filed two days after West was checked into a psychiatric center, but he and his company, Very Good Touring, Inc., still haven’t been paid.
The suit cites West’s “strained, confused and erratic” behavior during a concert in Sacramento when he called out Beyoncé for playing politics with the VMAs, suggested Jay Z “got killers,” criticized President Obama for trying too hard to be perfect, and suggested DJ Khaled engaged in payola. The complaint further claims that after the tour was canceled and West was hospitalized, insurance companies were informed and later provided with sworn testimony from his primary physician there that West suffered a debilitating medical condition that prevented him from touring.
However, the suit alleges the insurers immediately began scrambling for excuses. “Almost immediately after the claim was submitted, Defendants selected legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim, instead Keep Reading