Washington: Los Angeles-based design and production company Phantom Labs has filed a lawsuit against rapper Kanye West.
According to Variety, the lawsuit, filed July 14 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that West and his team owe Phantom Labs $7 million for work the company contributed to the department. West’s canceled Coachella movie, his Free Larry Hoover concert with Drake, a Donda 2 listening event, and multiple Sunday Catering performances.
Phantom Labs alleges that, as unpaid bills begin to pile up from multiple projects, it is certain that everything will be paid off when the star collects the reported $9 million fee. to appear at Coachella.
After West withdrew from that high-profile appearance with weeks to spare, the company said it was attracted not only because of the millions of people owed to previous partnerships, but also the amount of money it had raised. pay other vendors for the appearance of the festival.
“We are extremely proud of the work we have done with Ye and are disappointed that such a fruitful relationship has come to this. A celebrity weaponizing fame and reputation to take advantage of eager collaborators is simply unacceptable,” a Phantom Labs spokesperson said in a statement.
The lawsuit alleges that $7,154,177.67 in debt accumulated over a fairly short period of time, from June 2021, when Phantom Labs first began producing events with West, until March. year 2022.
The reports acknowledge that the company was paid for some of its early work, but indicate that those payments only came under pressure, as the company threatened to pull out of the streaming event.” Donda 2″ because their own suppliers warned they would stop production unless paid for by Phantom Labs.
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