Los Angeles (USA), July 14 (EFE). Event production company Phantom Labs sued rapper Kanye West this Thursday because he allegedly owes $7 million for a series of work he’s been commissioned to do since last year, including organizing the Coachella concert he canceled at the last minute.
According to documents published by Variety, the company claims that it began working with West, aka Ye, in the fall of 2021 to renovate an industrial warehouse that the rapper wanted to turn into a creative studio, although he never paid for it. this project.
“Of the approximately $7.1 million owed, the defendants did not pay Phantom a penny, despite repeated requests for payment,” the company said in documents filed in Los Angeles (USA) court.
Among the other commissions that Phantom Labs took up that West also didn’t pay for were several concerts from the “Sunday Service” series, a type of evangelistic Eucharist he promoted for the religious album “Jesus Is King.”
Similarly, the company organized an event in Miami where in February of this year it announced the release of its latest album, “Donda 2”, for which they demanded $2.2 million.
In addition, prosecutors are also demanding more than $1 million they had to pay out of their pockets to break the contract with the Coachella music festival, when West pulled out of the label days before it debuted.
According to the lawsuit, West’s representatives agreed to pay $5 million in late payments to Phantom Labs for their production of his Coachella concert.
However, after the cancellation, both that subscription and the expenses deriving from preparing for the show were again up in the air.
A few days ago, West was sued by a suit rental company claiming that the rapper never returned 13 “exclusive and high value” pieces, for which he had demanded $400,000. EFE
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