Rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, is currently being sued by clothing company Gap for US $ 2 million as a result of their unsuccessful cooperation. In a Los Angeles court last month, Gap allegedly asserted a lawsuit against West and his apparel company Yeezy.
The cause of the complaint is damage to a rental home in Los Angeles that Gap had leased. Gap was previously sued by Art City Centre, the entity that asserts ownership of the structure, for harm done to the building. West announced the Yeezy Gap cooperation back in 2020, but now Gap is trying to shift the burden to him.
According to court records, West performed a number of unpermitted improvements to the property, including the construction of a wall, the removal of three restrooms, the construction of an outside ramp in the parking lot on the east side, and the installation of a tunnel in the lot. The lawsuit claims that these modifications were made without Gap’s knowledge or consent, in violation of their strategic agreement.
Gap is requesting US $ 2 million in compensatory damages for itself, as well as holding West accountable for any harm incurred to Art City.
West has seen a spate of setbacks, including the termination of his collaboration with Gap last autumn as a result of the rapper’s repeated anti-Semitic remarks.
West also lost a lucrative Yeezy partnership with Adidas as a result of the backlash from his provocative comments, which cost him his billionaire status.
According to Forbes, a sizable chunk of West’s estimated US $ 2 billion fortune, or roughly US $ 1.5 billion, was related to his association with the clothing brand. Adidas recently announced that it would sell the last of its Yeezy shoe stock from the disbanded collaboration and donate every penny of the revenues to groups fighting bigotry and intolerance.