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Kanye West sues tour insurers for $10 million over unpaid claim

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

Though it was cut short, Kanye West’s infamous Saint Pablo tour lives on in photos of his awkward dangling over the heads of concertgoers, any amateur footage of his Trump stumping, and now, a lawsuit against the tour insurers. According to TMZ, West’s touring company Very Good Touring has filed suit against Lloyd’s Of London, alleging that defendant hasn’t paid out the claim for the canceled tour. Very Good’s also caught wind of what’s supposedly holding up the payout—Lloyd’s Of London reportedly thinks West was unable to fulfill his tour duties due to his marijuana use, which it’s appears to be attempting to use as an out.

West’s counsel refutes the weed allegation, which it claims Lloyd’s is employing as “any ostensible excuse no matter how fanciful” to keep from covering the canceled tour. The Guardian reports that West’s lawyer, Howard King, has called the marijuana use “an unsupportable contention,” noting that the insurer’s own doctor considered the artist’s mental state “disabling” enough to keep him from finishing the tour. Very Good Touring’s seeking “$9.8 million, plus interest” for the unpaid claim.

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