Kanye West (Ye) and his team kept promising a production company payment, which eventually amounted to more than $7 million, and Kanye is now being sued.
According to the lawsuit, Phantom Labs worked on multiple large-scale projects with Kanye between June 2021 and March 2022. Drake’s canceled Coachella performance in 2022 was among the ventures. There were four weeks of Sunday Service, a listening event for “Donda 2,” the “Free Larry Hoover” show with Drake, and a listening event for “Donda 2.”
Phantom, represented by attorney Howard King, says Kanye West and the team were good at paying bills at first, but by February 2022, they say they were owed over $6 million.
According to the documents, Ye had allegedly promised to settle his debt with Phantom with the reported $9 million he was to make at Coachella. But, when he unexpectedly canceled, Phantom claims Ye was unlikely to pay.
Aside from the $6 million tabs Ye already had with Phantom, the company also wants Ye to pay $1.1 million in Coachella-related cancellation fees.
According to TMZ, Kanye pulled out of Coachella less than two weeks before the festival began. In spite of the fact that the reason behind his cancellation is still unknown, he made the move following a rough few months that saw him lash out at Kim Kardashian.
After they filled Kanye’s headlining spot, a ton of praise was given to The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia.
Phantom is suing Ye for breach of contract, among other things, and wants Ye to pay them $7.1 million plus more.