Kanye West Is Suing an Insurance Company for $10 Million

The dispute centers around the rapper's canceled Saint Pablo tour.

Kanye West
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Kanye West bowed out of his Saint Pablo tour last November, citing health issues that kept him in the hospital (opens in new tab). Since then, the rapper's been keeping a relatively lower profile until now, as he's suing the tour's insurance company (opens in new tab) for $10 million.

Because the tour cancellation was due to a medical condition, Kanye argues that the tour's insurers, Lloyd's of London, should've paid out his claims. What's stopping the firm? According to a complaint obtained (opens in new tab) by the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye's side of the suit alleges:

"Nor have they [Lloyd's] 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 [Touring, Inc., Kanye's company]."

Part of the complaint also includes detailed medical information about the rapper during this time, which he argues prove that he couldn't have continued on the Saint Pablo tour. Knowing Kanye, this is something he'll definitely rap about later, but it seems cruel to force anyone, superstars included, to spell out and defend the exact conditions of their mental health.

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