Kanye West sued for alleged $ 7.1 million unpaid fees to production company | Kanye West

Kanye West has been sued by a production company claiming he did not pay $ 7.1 million (£ 6 million), owed for the work it has done for the rapper’s concert appearances.

Phantom Labs, based in Los Angeles, created the stage set – dubbed The Mound – for Free Larry Hoover’s benefit concert in December 2021, where West performed with Drake. It also performed at a concert marking the release of the album Donda 2, at West’s Sunday Service gospel and prayer events, and at his canceled Coachella performance in 2022.

“Despite receiving several letters of demand from Phantom, the defendants continue to inexplicably withhold payment,” the lawsuit states.

In a accompanying statement, a spokesman for the company said: “We are incredibly proud of the work we did with Ye and are disappointed that such a fruitful relationship has come to this. A celebrity that arms fame and reputation for drawing benefit from eager partners is simply unacceptable. “

West, now legally named Ye, has not responded to the lawsuit. The Guardian has requested a comment via his British representatives.

Earlier this month, West received a similar lawsuit from a fashion rental company, the David Casavant Archive, which claims he has stopped paying rent for 13 items that are “rare, prized pieces valued for their scarcity and importance in fashion history”. West has not commented on that claim.

Last month, house music star Marshall sued Jefferson West, claiming he sampled Jefferson’s number Move Your Body without a license. In May, Texas-based Bishop David P Moten also sued West for an unprovoked sample after fragments of a Moten sermon were used on West’s issue Come to Life.

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