The moment Kanye West decided to cancel his 2016 Saint Pablo tour is a pivotal time in music history.
To the public eye, Yeezy had been falling apart for some time, a decline that was bolstered by his wife getting robbed for millions of dollars in Paris. He’d just gone on that shady rant about his dwindling friendship with Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Plus, he ended up in the hospital and was reportedly placed on psychiatric hold after having a “nervous breakdown,” at which point all appearances were promptly canceled. Now, there’s even more alleged drama surrounding the Saint Pablo tour.
As previously reported, Kanye installed an insurance policy that would reimburse him for any expenses and/or lost profits that occurred as the result of a medical illness. You would think an eight-day stay at UCLA Medical Center would qualify, but a new TMZ report claims the designer dad hasn’t seen a dime since filing a claim with Lloyd’s of London, the insurer, back in November 2016. Allegedly, Lloyd’s of London “suspects Kanye’s marijuana use caused his breakdown.”
In reaction to the insurer’s ridiculous response, Kanye’s Very Good Touring company is suing Lloyd’s of London for a whopping $9.8 million, plus interest. VGT claims Lloyd’s of London has absolutely no proof to demonstrate ‘Ye was high out of his mind. According to the TMZ report, Kanye and VGT believe the insurer is searching for “any ostensible excuse no matter how fanciful” to keep from paying ‘Ye.