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Kanye West sues insurer over canceled Tour dates
    2017-August-3  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

KANYE WEST’S company is suing insurance firm Lloyd’s of London for US$10m over his canceled tour.

Very Good Touring claims Lloyd’s is hinting it’ll refuse to pay out because of a medical condition, caused by marijuana use, that led to dates being called off — something West denies.

West canceled the final 21 dates of his Saint Pablo Tour last November and was admitted to the hospital.

Very Good Touring is suing for more than US$9.8m in damages. It’s also demanding interest be paid over the alleged breach of contract.

Lawyer Howard King wrote in court papers: “They [have not] 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 West’s use of marijuana may provide them with the basis to deny the claim.”

According to legal papers, the 40-year-old spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on insurance with Lloyd’s to cover the costs of a cancelation but hasn’t received any payment yet.

Kanye’s Saint Pablo Tour was set to run until Dec. 31 but was called off after the rapper spent eight days in a neuropsychiatric center at UCLA in Los Angeles.

King, who represents West’s company, denies any allegations that cannabis use led to his “serious, debilitating medical condition” as an “unsupportable contention.”

The court papers, first seen by the Hollywood Reporter, say Lloyd’s brought in a lawyer to deal with the claim.

King also accuses Lloyd’s of “maliciously” sharing confidential information with news outlets about West to intimidate him from taking legal action.

And the lawyer criticizes Lloyd’s business model, claiming it accepts “bounteous” premiums and then runs “unending” investigations to avoid making payout decisions.

A spokeswoman for Lloyd’s of London declined to discuss the West legal action, saying: “We’re not able to comment on matters in litigation.”

West was admitted to hospital after a series of erratic comments on stage last November, including alleging that JAY-Z was sending hitmen to kill him and ranting that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hadn’t paid his US$53m debt.

The rapper also told an audience in California that he hadn’t voted in the U.S. election but would have backed Donald Trump. (SD-Agencies)

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