Lawsuit Behind Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Has Been Settled

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Kanye West and Lloyd's of London insurers settled their $10m (£7.1m) lawsuit this week, after the lawyers of both parties requested the California judge to settle the case.

The artist spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars" on insurance with Lloyd's to cover the costs of a cancellation but was yet to receive a payment when he launched the action in August.

When the suit was originally filed in August past year West's touring company Very Good Touring said that 21 concerts on the Saint Pablo tour were cancelled due to a "debilitating medical condition".

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They accused the insurance company and their agents of having "purposely and maliciously" disseminated "privileged, private and personal information" about West to the media in a bid to undercut his claim. Neither West's nor Lloyd's representatives provided further comment. In his complaint, he said that he had filed an insurance claim two days after he checked himself into a psychiatric center.

A mental health professional had confirmed that West had a breakdown and needed to be treated, but nonetheless, Lloyd's refused to pay out the money, suggesting that they needed proof that West had not been using drugs.

The rapper's firm, Very Good Touring, sued the London-based insurer and its syndicates claiming they were refusing to pay out by alleging his marijuana use was responsible for his medical condition. A few weeks after West's filing, Lloyd's of London submitted a countersuit against West and Very Good Touring.

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