However, now Lloyd's has countersued citing insurance policy exclusions that include "pre-existing psychological conditions, possession of illegal drugs, prescription drugs not taken as medically prescribed, and the consumption of alcohol rendering the insured unfit to perform". The company also claimed that they haven't received a dime in response to that claim because Lloyd's was insisting that marijuana was the cause of West's breakdown at the tail end of a year ago, voiding whatever insurance agreement had been signed.
West's touring company (Very Good Touring, Inc.) filed the initial $10 million suit at the top of the month, accusing Lloyd's of London of trying to ditch payments by placing the blame on marijuana.
A representative for Kanye West was not immediately available for comment.
In fact, it was the early involvement of legal counsel on the part of the insurance companies that caused West's camp to be suspicious that Lloyd's ever had any plans of paying up.
He claimed that Lloyd's of London failed to pay him money owed after his Saint Pablo Tour cancellation, despite being informed "with sworn testimony from his primary physician...that [he] suffered a debilitating medical condition that required he not tour".
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"Underwriters' investigation indicates substantial irregularities in Mr. West's medical history", state the court papers. Further, the insurers claim that West's team has not provided additional information that they have requested for their investigation.
In the original claim, West insisted that he checked himself into the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center and submitted himself to interrogation to prove that his mental breakdown was real and unexpected.
Kanye is seeking a $10 million judgement, while Lloyd's wants a judge to deny the rapper's claim and they not pay anything.
West had cancelled the performances after a string of odd behavior and following his wife Kim Kardashian's harrowing robbery at gunpoint in Paris.
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