According to recent reports, Kanye West’s insurance company is refusing to pay out because of weed. The rapper’s lawyers are refusing to comment on the resulting ten-million dollar lawsuit, except to say that “the suit speaks for itself.” So what exactly happened? Is the insurance company acting within their rights to deny coverage?
If you’re a fan of Kanye West, then you’re probably aware of the emotional turbulence in his life during the past year. Back in October 2016, his wife Kim Kardashian West was robbed and held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room. During the robbery, West was in the middle of a performance. He stopped the show the moment he was given the news and flew to Paris.
The rest of West’s Saint Pablo tour was spotty. After the robbery, he canceled two performances, postponed a few, and cut at least one show short. He eventually ended the tour early and checked himself into a hospital.
Like many celebrities, West is covered by the insurance company Lloyd’s of London. The insurance company was supposed to reimburse Kanye and his team for the wages lost after the tour was canceled.
West’s lawsuit stems from a troubling statement from the insurance company. After he filed a claim to cover the canceled tour dates caused by his mental breakdown, Lloyd’s suggested that the insurance company might refuse coverage because of West’s cannabis use. The company has a specific clause about denying coverage of events due to alcohol and drug use.
The lawsuit, worth ten-million dollars, also asserts that ” business model thrives on conducting unending “investigations”…and avoiding coverage decisions based on flimsy excuses.”
Final Hit: Kanye West’s Insurance Company is Refusing To Pay out Because Of Weed
The fact that Kanye West’s insurance company is refusing to pay out because of weed is absolutely worth the lawsuit. Even if West smokes weed, his insurance company has yet to definitively prove it. And anyway, it’s highly unlikely that weed caused West’s mental health problems. The lawsuit alleges that Lloyd’s of London has shady business practices and takes advantage of the people they serve. Maybe they’re right. In any case, the outcome of the lawsuit is sure to be interesting.