When it comes to the personification of the term “shit show,” no one serves as a better example than the kurrent king of krazy, Kanye West. Since last year, Kanye has been exhibiting behavior befitting your friendly neighborhood crackhead. And in the aftermath of all that insanity, Kanye is ready to slap his insurer, Lloyd’s of London, with a $10 million lawsuit for money he’s owed from the mental breakdown he suffered during last year’s cancelled Saint Pablo tour.
The Hollywood Reporter has obtained documents pertaining to the lawsuit, where Kanye is claiming that in the eight months since he cancelled the Saint Pablo tour, his company Very Good Tours Inc. has yet to receive any payments from Lloyd’s of London. It all started last year with the highly publicized October heist in Paris where wife Kim Kardashian was hog tied and stripped of her precious kostume jewelry. This incident prompted Kanye to cancel two shows, but after the tour was extended with more dates, that’s when he decided to dial the crazy up to a million. He had two now infamous “The Fuck Is He Smoking?” rants at shows in San Jose and Sacramento before ultimately cancelling the tour and checking into the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center around Thanksgiving, with a loss claim being submitted two days after his admittance. However, neither Kanye or Very Good Tours has seen any money from the claim. The suit goes on to state:
“Nor have they 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. The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay.”
In an attempt to ensure that Kanye wasn’t merely doing his best Sally Field as Sybil impersonation, he underwent a necessary psychiatric evaluation. However, that formality hasn’t been honored in making Lloyd’s of London loosen their grip on the cash.
“While Kanye was still under medical care for his disabling condition, the Defendant syndicates demanded that Kanye submit to an immediate IME. Kanye was made available for a purported IME by a doctor, hand-selected by the insurers’ counsel, who was predisposed to look for some reason to deny the claim. Yet even Defendants’ selected doctor had to admit that Kanye was disabled from being able to continue with the Tour. As demanded by the insurers, Kanye was also subsequently presented for an examination under oath (“EUO”), and at least eleven other persons affiliated with Kanye and Very Good were similarly presented for EUOs.”
The suit also claims that Lloyd’s of London may have been leaking information regarding Kanye’s mental condition and the circumstances surrounding the tour’s cancellation to news outlets. Which now explains why I would see tabloids with Kanye’s Grumpy Cat-like face next to the headline “Krazy Kanye Kan’t Kope!”. Therefore, Kanye has added breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing to the lawsuit as well. Hopefully this get resolved soon, because Kanye looks like the type that will show up to your job and start breaking shit if he doesn’t get his money. And even though I’m sure Pimp Mama Kris would personally chauffeur her kamera krew to capture that madness, the last thing the world needs is another Kanye meltdown. We have more than enough already.