Kanye West Reportedly Sued For Over $400K In Unpaid Clothing Rental Fees

Topline

Kanye West was sued by rare fashion rental company the David Casavant Archive for over $400,000, Billboard reported Thursday, adding to a growing number of legal issues the rapper and fashion designer is facing.

Key Facts

The David Casavant Archive, which has provided designer clothing for celebrities including West, Pharrell, Kim Kardashian, Solange and 21 Savage and describes itself as a “private collection of the world’s rarest and most coveted garments” filed a complaint against West on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The company alleged West stopped paying rental fees for 13 “rare, esteemed pieces” in his possession in October 2020, totaling $221,810.

The rapper also owes the archive $195,100 if he cannot return the items, the complaint argued. In the complaint, lawyers for David Casavant Archive said West has worked with the company since 2014, and West and his company Yeezy haven’t responded to “numerous inquiries” regarding the unpaid fees.

Forbes has reached out to the David Casavant Archive and West for comment.

Big Number

$2 billion. That’s West’s net worth, Forbes estimates.

Key Background

West, who legally changed his name to Ye last year, is amid a divorce with his ex wife Kardashian. The couple wed in 2014, and their split was reported in January 2021. Kardashian was declared legally single in May of this year. That month, it was reported West’s fourth divorce attorney stepped down from representing him, citing “an irreconcilable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.” West was recently sued for allegedly sampling Marshall Jefferson’s song “Move Your Body” on the song “Flowers” without the musician’s permission.

Further Reading

Kanye West Reportedly Pulls Out Of Coachella Less Than Two Weeks Before Festival (Forbes)

Kanye West Reportedly Pulled From Performing At Grammys Over ‘Concerning Online Behavior’ (Forbes)

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