In a lawsuit filed in April, the clothing company accuses the Yeezy designer of modifying a leased Yeezy storefront in Los Angeles without seeking their permission.
AceShowbiz –Kanye West faces legal trouble. The rapper and Yeezy designer is slapped with $2 million lawsuit by Gap over their failed collaboration. The clothing company accuses Ye of modifying a leased Yeezy storefront without permission.
Obtained by TMZ, new legal docs see Gap requesting Ye to cover the bill for any “damages” to the property, at 1360 E. 6th St. The lawsuit, which was filed in L.A. court in April, further reads, “By making and not repairing or restoring the foregoing alterations of the premises that [West] made without Gap’s participation or approval, [West] breached the strategic agreement and directly and proximately caused Gap to incur expenses to repair and restore the premises.”
Among the alleged alterations were erecting an exterior ramp in the east side parking lot, installing a tunnel in the lot and removing ceiling lights. It’s also said that Ye breached a contract by building a wall and nixing three bathrooms.
For the huge mess, Gap is being sued for $1.5 million by Art City Center, a company that owns a building in downtown L.A. that was leased to Gap as a storefront for Ye’s Yeezy clothing line. As part of their agreement, it was said that Gap wasn’t allowed to modify the building without permission.
The clothing brand tried to pass the blame to Ye, insisting that the Chicago star made the changes without their approval. Through its lawsuit, Gap wants the “Donda” artist to be held responsible for any damages. It additionally demands Ye to pay $2 million in compensatory damages as well as attorney’s fees.
Gap ended its partnership with Ye last year amid controversy surrounding his anti-Semitic comments. “Anti-Semitism, racism and hate in any form are inexcusable and not tolerated in accordance with our values,” Gap said in a statement at the time.
In response to that, Ye claimed during an appearance on CNBC that the venture failed because he is a “king.” The embattled rapper said at the time, “Everyone knows that I’m the leader, I’m the king. A king can’t live in someone else’s castle. A king has to make his own castle.”
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