Kanye West is suing the UK-based insurer Lloyd's of London for $10 million dollars over his cancelled Saint Pablo tour dates last year.
The rapper's touring company, Very Good Touring, have filed a lawsuit claiming that Lloyd's of London have failed to pay out claims after Kanye cancelled a number of tour dates late last year.
The father-of-two missed a few dates after his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on October 3. He then called off the remaining 21 dates of his tour after he was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles on November 21, due to an alleged 'psychotic break'.
According to documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit states that Lloyd's have failed to pay up and cited possible marijuana use as a reason to deny the claim.
Necessary: Kanye cancelled a number of tour dates after his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris | WENN.com
The document also claims that Kanye spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars" on insurance with Lloyd's of London to cover the cost of a cancellation, but has yet to receive any payment.
Very Good Touring are seeking punitive damages and legal fees, as well as millions of dollars of ticket losses.
Kanye's lawyer Howard King wrote, "Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye's use of marijuana may provide them with the basis to deny the claim."
His lawyer also dismissed the allegation that cannabis use led to Kanye's "serious, debilitating medical condition" as an "unsupportable contention".
Pay up: Kanye's tour company is suing Lloyd's of London for $10 million | INSTAGRAM
The lawsuit also alleges that the insurers were provided with sworn testimony from his primary physician that Kanye suffered a debilitating medical condition that forced him to cancel his tour.
Lloyd's of London have also been accused of "maliciously" sharing confidential information about Kanye with news outlets in order to intimidate him from taking legal action.
A spokesperson for Lloyd's of London has since declined to comment, saying, "We're not able to comment on matters in litigation."
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