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Kanye West sued by clothing rental company Over $200,000 in unpaid fees

High-end fashion rental service, David Casavant Archive, is suing Kanye West for hundreds of thousands of dollars the artist owes for failing to return or pay fees on several “rare and valued pieces”, according to the company lawyers.

The David Casavant Archive is a New York collection of “the world’s rarest and most coveted garments,” according to the company’s report. website. He worked with West for years, as well as several other high-profile celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in a Los Angeles court, the company alleged that West, who officially changed his name to Ye last year, stopped paying rental fees for 13 different items in October 2020, Billboard reported.

“When Defendant Ye occasionally lost items he had rented from the Archives, Defendant Yeezy was charged replacement costs,” the company’s attorneys wrote, according to Billboard. “All parties understood (as expressed orally and in writing and reflected in many years of prior dealings) that because clothing is not an easily replaceable commodity.”

West would have owed $221,810 in unpaid fees and $195,100 for parts that may need to be replaced, according to Complex.

TMZ got a 2020 invoice a David Casavant archive that details the rental and replacement cost of each item billed to West and his company, Yeezy Apparel.

West is currently facing another lawsuit for illegally sampling Marshall Jefferson’s “Move Your Body” on a track from his latest album “Donda 2,” BBC reports. Jefferson’s publisher filed the lawsuit in US District Court in New York in June.

The rapper and his team have yet to comment on either lawsuit.

“Defendants failed to respond meaningfully to Plaintiff’s numerous inquiries regarding Defendants’ outstanding balance and missing items, referring Plaintiff to persons without knowledge or authority to resolve the dispute, or advising Plaintiff to send inquiries to inactive email accounts,” the company wrote.

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