Rapper Kanye West has been sued for USD 7 million over an unpaid event production fee, as a Los Angeles-based production and design firm Phantom Labs has filed a lawsuit against the rapper. As per the reports it is said that the lawsuit was filed on the 14th of July in the Los Angeles County’s Superior Court, it has alleged that the rapper and his team owe the Phantom Labs USD 7 million for work the firm contributed to West’s cancelled Coachella set, his Free Larry Hoover concert with Drake a Donda 2 listening event, and multiple Sunday Service performances.
The Phantom labs have alleged that as the unpaid bills have begun piling up from multiple projects. It is assured that everything would be paid up after the star had collected a reported USD 9 million fee for appearing at Coachella. The rapper had once pulled out of that headlining appearance with weeks to spare, the company now says that it was on the hook not just for the millions already owed for past collaborations but money it had paid other vendors for the scotched festival appearance.
Phantom labs in a statement have stated that, “We are incredibly proud of the work that we did with Ye and are disappointed that such a fruitful relationship has come to this. A celebrity weaponizing fame and reputation to take advantage of eager collaborators is simply unacceptable.”
Suit Alleged that USD 7,154,177.67 Owed Accrued Over Short Time
The law suit had alleged that, USD 7,154,177.67 owed accrued over a fairly short amount of time, from last year’s June, when the Phantom Labs had first began working on producing events with the rapper, until this year’s March. The papers also acknowledges that the company was paid for some of its early work, but after that it had indicated that those payments had only arrived under the pressure, when the firm threatened to pull out of the “Donda 2” streaming event as its own vendors warned they would quit the production unless paid by Phantom Labs.