According to a counter-suit filed by UK insurance company Lloyd's of London, the company doesn’t have to make good on a $10 million insurance claim filed by Kanye West after he was unable to finish the remaining dates of his 2016 tour, because (they say) "marijuana."
Today, West’s attorney Howard King told TMZ that the countersuit "is the same generic response Lloyd's files when they don't want to honor a legitimate claim but can't find a factual basis to deny the claim."
West filed the claim and sued Lloyd’s to get paid after his infamous on-stage break down, however, Lloyd’s claimed prescription drugs and marijuana fueled the meltdown and was therefore West’s own fault.
During the November Sacramento concert of his “Saint Pablo” tour, West accused longtime friend Jay Z of hiring a hit man to kill him, criticized President Obama for his ‘blackness’ and went off on Beyoncé for the whole VMAs debacle.
Before walking off-stage after just 30 minutes he called out “Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James racist comments, Season 4, racist comments — get ready to have a field day press! Get ready! Get ready, because the show is over.”
West then cancelled the remaining dates of the tour, and checked himself into a hospital.
According to Lloyd’s, they don’t have to make good on the tour insurance policy, because it included an exception that refers to using substances.
Snoop Dogg, responding on video to West’s disastrous rant, may be the voice of reason in the whole mess: “I smoke weed. Weed don’t make you do that. What the f**k is he on?”
Now a judge will have to decide whether West gets $10 million for NOT finishing his tour, or decide Lloyd’s is off the hook since Kanye couldn’t perform ‘because he got high, because he got high, because he got high.’