Eight months after his Saint Pablo Tour, Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against an insurance company after they refused to pay out his claims or even accept doctor’s testimony.
According to Pitchfork, the rapper’s touring company Very Good Touring, Inc., filed a $10m lawsuit stemming from his hospitalisation and the tour’s cancellation.
From the court documents, the rapper said that the London insurance company refused to pay him and so he is suing them for breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings.
Recall that at his last concert in Sacramento, Kanye West went on a long rant against Beyonce and Jay-Z and a few others. For Bey, who he had been a loyal fan of, he alleged that he insisted on performing at a certain award show if only she is declared the winner of the Video of the Year award. And then he called out Jay Z for cutting his family off and never reaching out when his wife got robbed in Paris (and Jay blasted him later in 4:44 album).
It’s been almost months since the drama, and weeks since Kanye West disappeared from all social media platform. Now he has slammed his insurance company with a lawsuit.
Pitchfork adds that West “submitted a claim to the insurance company on November 23—two days after he canceled the tour and one day after he was hospitalized for a “debilitating medical condition.” ” Eight months later and the company is still ignoring him. He also alleges that the company leaked his medical information to the press.
His complaint says:
“Performing Artists Who Pay Handsomely To Insurance Companies Within The Lloyd’s Of London Marketplace To Obtain Show Tour ‘Non-Appearance Or Cancellation’ Insurance Should Take Note Of The Lesson To Be Learned From This Lawsuit: Lloyd’s Companies Enjoy Collecting Bounteous Premiums; They Don’t Enjoy Paying Claims, No Matter How Legitimate. Their Business Model Thrives On Conducting Unending ‘Investigations,’ Of Bona Fide Coverage Requests, Stalling Interminably, Running Up Their Insured’s Costs, And Avoiding Coverage Decisions Based On Flimsy Excuses. The Artists Think They They’re Buying Peace Of Mind. The Insurers Know They’re Just Selling A Ticket To The Courthouse.”
We can’t wait to see how this all ends.