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Kanye West sued for $7 million by production company for unpaid fees

Phantom Labs is suing Kanye over a breach of contract in correction to his cancelled Coachella performance

  • Becky Buckle
  • 15 July 2022
Kanye West sued for $7 million by production company for unpaid fees

Kanye West is being sued $7.1 million by production company Phantom Labs after a breach of contract over his cancelled Coachella performance, a 'Donda 2' listening event and more.

The LA-based company claims that Kanye owes them a large sum of money as they have worked on numerous projects from June 2021 and March 2022 with West.

The lawsuit which was filed July 14 in Los Angeles County’s Superior Court also includes multiple Sunday Service performances and his Free Larry Hoover concert with Drake.

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Kanye hired Phantom Labs in 2021 according to Pitchfork to “run a renovation project” in a LA warehouse as well as to produce four Sunday Service events in November 2021 which Phantom Labs claim they have not been paid for either.

Phantom Labs also allege they were also not paid for their involvement with Kanye’s Donda 2 livestream party in Miami which they say they are owed $2.2 million.

According to TMZ, Phantom Labs also claim that they were hit with $1 million in cancellation fees for Kanye cancelling his headline set at Coachella.

“We are incredibly proud of the work that we did with Ye and are disappointed that such a fruitful relationship has come to this,” a spokesperson for Phantom Labs said in a statement to Variety. “A celebrity weaponizing fame and reputation to take advantage of eager 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 parts of 'Move Your Body' without permission 22 times in the 'Donda 2' track 'Flowers'.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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