Kanye West 'sued for $7 million' for breaching a music contract
15 July 2022, 16:33
The rapper failed to pay a production company and is being sued for $7 million.
Kanye West has found himself in the middle of a lawsuit debacle after he has reportedly been sued for seven million dollars.
The 45-year-old rapper has worked with Phantom Labs on multiple occasions from June 2021 to March 2022.
They reportedly collaborated on the rapper's live performances for the Donda 2 livestream release, a concert with Drake and his 2022 Coachella appearance that he cancelled.
According to reports, the rapper and his team allegedly owe the production company over $7m (£6m).
TMZ obtained legal reports which claimed that Kanye was planning to pay the unresolved fees with the $9m he would have earned from Coachella.
However, he did not headline Coachella and was replaced by Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.
Phantom Labs are now asking Kanye to pay back the money they are allegedly owed plus undisclosed additional fees.
The documents are also said to understand that the company has received payments in the past for the rapper's previous work, but only when they were pressurised to do so.
A spokesperson for Phantom Labs told Variety: "We are incredibly proud of the work that we did with Ye and are disappointed that such a fruitful relationship has come to this."
"A celebrity weaponising fame and reputation to take advantage of eager collaborators is simply unacceptable."