According to a complaint obtained by Rolling Stone on August 1st, Kanye West's company, Very Good Touring, had sued the insurer for $10 million and had claimed that they were withholding paying out claims from West's canceled Saint Pablo tour.
Kanye West won't get compensated for prematurely halting his Saint Pablo tour a year ago because the breakdown that led to the cancellation was fueled by his use of prescription and illegal drugs, and was therefore his fault, an insurance company is suggesting, TMZ is reporting.
West sued Lloyd's for $10 million earlier this month in Los Angeles federal court for allegedly refusing to pay out claims stemming from the cancellation.
He had made controversial statements on stage about Jay-Z and Beyonce and pledged his support to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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The company does not specifically state that Kanye was using drugs or booze, but claims he did something to trigger the policy exclusions referring to using substances.
"Underwriters are informed and believe, and thereon these same persons have willfully concealed and or misrepresented relevant facts in an effort to thwart underwriters' investigation", the counterclaim stated. The insurer would not disclose details of West's medical history, but said that "substantial irregularities" exist.
West's lawyer Howard King said Lloyd's counter-claim was a generic response issued in "all cases" when they did not wish to deny a legitimate claim.
Reps for Lloyd's and West did not immediately reply to requests for comment.