Kanye West is being sued for $7.1 million by Los Angeles-based manufacturing and design agency Phantom Labs, TMZ and Selection report. In line with Selection, lawsuit was filed right now (July 14) in Los Angeles County’s Superior Court docket. It reportedly alleges that West and his staff owe Phantom Labs the big sum for work the agency contributed to West’s canceled Coachella set, his Free Larry Hoover live performance with Drake, a Donda 2 listening occasion, and a number of Sunday Service performances. West is listed as a defendant alongside a number of of his corporations, referred to in court docket paperwork as “the Yeezy Defendants.”
In line with court docket paperwork, Phantom Labs are suing West for breach of contract along with the $7.1 million in unpaid charges. Phantom Labs reportedly states that it labored on the quite a few large-scale initiatives with West between June 2021 and March 2022. The corporate, which is being represented by legal professional Howard King, has acknowledged that it was initially paid for early companies by West, Selection notes.
West allegedly employed Phantom Labs within the fall of 2021 to “run a renovation undertaking” at a Los Angeles warehouse West was changing into an workplace and inventive area. The rapper additionally allegedly employed the corporate to provide 4 consecutive Sunday Service occasions in November of that yr. Phantom Labs allege that it has not been paid for both undertaking.
Phantom Labs was additionally reportedly concerned within the manufacturing of West’s Donda 2 livestream social gathering in Miami this yr, for which it claimed to be owed $2.2 million. Moreover, Phantom Labs was hit with over $1 million in cancellation charges after West pulled out of his headlining Coachella set in early April of this yr, in accordance with TMZ.
“We’re extremely pleased with the work that we did with Ye and are disillusioned that such a fruitful relationship has come to this,” a spokesperson for Phantom Labs mentioned in a press release to Selection. “A star weaponizing fame and popularity to make the most of keen collaborators is just unacceptable.”
Pitchfork has reached out to Kanye West’s representatives and Howard King for additional remark.