Kanye West is being sued for $7.1 million by production company Phantom Labs after a breach of contract over his canceled Coachella performance, “Donda 2” listening event and more.
The Los Angeles-based company claims Kanye owes them a large sum of money as they worked on numerous projects from June 2021 to March 2022 with West.
The lawsuit, which was filed July 14 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also includes multiple Sunday Service performances and his Free Larry Hoover with Drake concert.
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Kanye hired Phantom Labs in 2021 according to Fork to “carry out a renovation project” at a Los Angeles warehouse as well as produce four Sunday service events in November 2021 for which Phantom Labs says they also have not been paid.
Phantom Labs also alleges they were also unpaid for their involvement in Kanye’s live Donda 2 party in Miami, to which they say they owe $2.2 million.
According TMZ, Phantom Labs also claims it was hit with a $1 million cancellation fee for Kanye vacating his title at Coachella.
“We are incredibly proud of the work we have done with Ye and are disappointed that such a successful relationship has come to this,” a Phantom Labs spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “A celebrity weaponizing fame and reputation to take advantage of enthusiastic collaborators is simply unacceptable.”
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Chicago house music legend Marshall Jefferson is also suing Kanye West for allegedly using parts of his 1986 track “Move Your Body” without permission.
Jefferson and his publisher, Ultra International Music Publishing, claim that Kanye used portions of “Move Your Body” without permission 22 times in the track “Flowers” from “Donda 2.”
Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her on Twitter