Kanye West’s former business partner has dropped a $600,000 lawsuit accusing the rapper of screwing them over.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Japanese fabric supplier, Toki Sen-I Co., has informed the court they are dismissing all claims against Kanye and his Yeezy Apparel company.
The dismissal comes right before the case was headed to trial.
As The Blast first reported, Toki Sen-I Co. worked with Kanye and his company on the production of Yeezy sneakers. They started working together in 2015 and delivered samples to Kanye’s company. They worked together for years without issues until June 2018.
In June 2018, Yeezy placed a large order for various materials of fleece fabric, and they immediately went into production. Toki Sen wanted a down payment for the work and claimed Kanye never ponied up any money. But their history with Kanye, they did not think there would be an issue.
However, they claim after placing the order Kanye said he would not be paying for fabric. Toki Sen said they are owed $624,051 over the fabric. In the suit, they trashed Kanye’s company, Yeezy Apparel, as a “sham” without capital, assets or member interest.
Kanye fired back accusing the company of never delivering the product as promised and therefore weren’t paid for the work.
He claimed, “Plaintiff never delivered the allegedly contracted- for product, and Yeezy Apparel allegedly did not pay the full price for that undelivered product. Despite being a basic business dispute between companies, Plaintiff needlessly inflates this case into a 4-count complaint under both tort and contract theories, baselessly including the celebrity member of Yeezy Apparel (Mr. West).
Further, “At the outset, because Plaintiff has not clearly pleaded the terms of a contract, it is unclear which of the contractual terms alleged was purportedly breached.”
Kanye demanded the entire lawsuit be dismissed. The musician has been on a roll settling lawsuits.