Kanye West is suing insurer Lloyd’s of London and its various syndicates for $10 million, according to documents obtained by Rolling Stone.
The lawsuit alleges that they were withholding paying out claims from West’s cancelled Saint Pablo tour, which was halted after his mental breakdown in November 2016. The lawsuit also alleges “breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing.”
According to the suit, Lloyd’s hasn’t yet fulfilled the loss claim West’s company, Very Good Touring Inc., filed last November, after he was admitted for an eight-day stay at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center following his breakdown. While on tour, West went on a few bizarre rants, name-dropping Beyoncé and JAY-Z and made controversial statements about Donald Trump.
In the lawsuit, West claims Lloyd didn’t pay the claim or deny it. Specifically, it says the insurer didn’t provide “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 suit also claims the insurer “purposely and maliciously” disseminated “privileged, private and personal information” about West to the press in order to mar his claim. A representative for Lloyd’s of London declined to comment about the suit.
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