Artist Kanye West sued for $7 million for breaching contract
The rapper is being sued for $7 million (£6m) by Phantom Labs for canceling his Coachella performance.
Phantom Labs, a production company, has filed a lawsuit against Kanye West. The rapper is being sued for unpaid bills and breach of contract.
The artist and production company collaborated together in setting up four events over the span of eighteen months. Among them are the "Donda 2" listening party in Miami, the concert with Drake in Los Angeles for the release of Larry Hoover, and four Sunday Services.
In addition, Phantom Labs was also supposed to work on the production of Kanye's concert at the Coachella festival, a show that never took place, as the latter withdrew from the festival at the last minute.
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In legal documents obtained by TMZ, the firm claims Kayne was planning to pay the fees with the $9m (£7.6m) he would earn from headlining the world-famous music festival, which saw the likes of Harry Styles and Billie Eilish headline.
However, the Coachella performance didn’t go ahead and Kayne was replaced by The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia two weeks before he was due to take to the stage.
The company claimed that Kanye was consistent on payments until they were owed $6 million by the rapper.
Once he retracted his decision to perform, Phantom decided to sue him for breach of contract; they allegedly lost another $1.1 million due to cancellation fees from the Coachella set.
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