April 22, 2018

Kanye West Accused Of Drugs, Alcohol To Blame For Canceled Tour

01 September 2017, 02:11 | Clyde Nash

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Earlier this month, West's company, Very Good Touring Inc., filed an nearly $10 million lawsuit against a group of insurers, claiming breach of contract and breach of good faith for not paying out a claim after the rapper canceled his 2016 Saint Pablo tour because of a health issue.

Lloyd's has now struck back, citing exclusion clauses in West's policy related to pre-existing psychological conditions, alcohol and illegal drug use, and nonprescription use of prescription drugs.

As previously reported, West abandoned his U.S. tour last November after erratic behaviour at a couple of his shows, including a ten minute rant that took aim at Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Drake and Mark Zuckerberg, among others.

During performances on the same tour he had made several controversial statements about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, along with criticism of Jay-Z and Beyonce.

The insurer didn't reveal exactly what it uncovered in its investigation saying that they were omitting reference to specific info to protect Mr.West's private life details.

Lloyd's of London admits that both West's doctor and an independent medical examiner found he was medically unfit to resume the tour.

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In a countersuit filed by a syndicate for his insurance company Lloyd's of London, documents alleged that West's team is refusing to provide the necessary proof surrounding his medical history in order to move forward with payment, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"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 claim alleges "substantial irregularities" in the medical history provided to insurers and a "failure to cooperate" in the insurers' investigation.

In a new countersuit against West's touring company Very Good Touring.

Kanye's attorney, Howard King said that it's the insurer didn't want to honor a legit claim but have no factual basis to deny the allegation. Fortunately, the tour was fully insured Lloyd's of #London syndicate, but it looks like they won't be paying Kanye easily.

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