American rapper Kanye West recently filed a lawsuit claiming insurers failed to pay nearly $10 million for his canceled Saint Pablo Tour last year.
The suit was filed Tuesday by Very Good Touring against several Lloyd’s of London insurance marketers, alleging breach of contract, and seeking punitive damages and attorney’s fees beyond the $9.8 million in concert losses.
West canceled several scheduled concert appearances last year due to medical reasons.
Initially, he missed a few dates after his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed in Paris. However, he then canceled the remainder of his tour after he was admitted to UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital for reasons unknown.
Very Good Touring says in its court filing that it obtained insurance against “accidental bodily injury or illness” for West’s entire tour and that his hospitalization meets the requirements.
The tour company says West submitted to an independent medical exam, and that he and his associates have given statements under oath to insurance investigators who have yet to pay or deny the claim.
Very Good Touring is seeking a jury trial in the matter.
West visited the president last December in Trump Tower in New York, where he and his entourage ascended the high rise to talk with Trump.
Trump told reporters of West, “We’re just friends, just friends. He’s a good man. Going well. Long time – We’ve been friends for a long time. Life, we discussed life.”
As Kanye left Trump said: “Man, you take care of yourself, I’ll see you soon.”
When Kanye was questioned about his rumored presidential run in 2020 he answered only by saying, “I just want you to take my picture right now.”
While West did not vote in the recent election, he says that if he had, it would have been for Trump.
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