Kanye West sues insurer
Rapper and producer Kanye West has sued insurance company Lloyd’s of London and its affiliated syndicates for $10 million, alleging it is delaying a claim stemming from 21 canceled dates on last year’s Saint Pablo Tour.
Filed by West’s touring company, Very Good Touring Inc., in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday, the suit also alleges that the Lloyd’s investigation into the canceled concerts resulted in information about West’s medical condition leaking to reporters.
In a prepared statement, a representative for Lloyd’s declined to comment on the specifics of the case, but said, in part: “The reputation of the market has been built on meeting our obligations quickly and effectively where a claim should be settled.”
West’s lawsuit claims that Lloyd’s is contractually obligated to cover the costs of those canceled dates, is willfully ignoring the evidence that West was incapacitated and that the company has suggested that it “may deny coverage of the claim on the unsupportable contention that use of marijuana by Kanye caused the condition.”