After Yeezy sued Lloyd’s of London for $10 million, the famed insurance market has countersued his Very Good Touring company, claiming that he has yet to provide information needed to assess whether they are obligated to cover the losses from his canceled “Saint Pablo Tour” dates, according to TMZ.
In the countersuit, Lloyd’s says that West did something to trigger policy exclusions, referring to substance abuse. Although the market doesn’t mention which substances were involved, Kanye’s original lawsuit claimed that Lloyd’s believed West’s 2016 mental breakdown was caused, in part, by his use of marijuana. Lloyd’s is now asking the judge to decide whether they have to pay Kanye at all.
At the start of August, West filed a $10 million lawsuit against Lloyd’s, alleging that he has not been paid for the claims involving his early cancelation of the “Saint Pablo World Tour.” In that suit, West said that he was not paid and that he has not been given “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 a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good.”
Kanye is reportedly working on the follow-up to The Life of Pablo and a joint project with Kid Cudi. Little is known about when these efforts are set to be released.