The most ridiculous lawsuit over Kanye West’s weed smoking is finally over

Kanye West’s insurance company refused to pay out after he was hospitalized because they said he “breached his contract” by smoking weed.

Mar 4, 2018
Kanye West and His Insurer Resolve $10 Million Lawsuit Over Cancelled Tour

Kanye West arrives to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

In the Fall of 2016, Kanye West shocked fans by canceling the remaining 21 stops on his Saint Pablo tour. Shortly after the cancellation, sources close to Kanye said the cancellation was over exhaustion from spreading himself so thin, which included a short stay at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center. Kanye’s insurance company, Lloyd’s of London, refused to pony up for the cancelled tour dates, citing that Kanye’s “strained, confused and erratic” was spurred by weed use. (Kanye surprised fans at the time by saying he supported President Donald Trump and making inflammatory comments about Jay-Z and Beyonce.)

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The interior of Lloyd’s of London, the centuries-old insurance market, is pictured in central London on April 27, 2016. West claimed he paid the insurers “tens of thousands of dollars” before they refused to pay out when he fell ill and had to cancel a tour in 2016. (Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lloyd’s was either playing dumb or they’re not very familiar with their client, who behaves “strained, confused and erratic” sober, intoxicated, rain, sleet or snow. Substance use would have voided their contract, but the courts decided this wasn’t the case.

Kanye West and his attorneys have now “amicably resolved” the contract breach, in which the rapper and his company were initially asking for $10 million. With this behind him, Kanye West can resume his usual business, which at the moment involves being delighted by Japanese snacks. Go Glico crazy, Mister West.  Get some of those red bean Kit Kat bars. Those things are great.

Mar 4, 2018