Lloyd’s of London is refusing to pay for Kanye West’s scrapped Saint Pablo tour last year, saying his breakdown was of his own doing, fueled by abuse of prescription and illegal drugs.
The company says Kanye didn’t provide information needed for a decision whether or not to cover the losses from the multi-million-dollar cancellation. Lloyd’s didn’t directly say Kanye was using drugs, but says his behavior triggered the substance abuse policy exclusion. In the original suit the insurance company blamed his breakdown on marijuana.
Kanye is suing for $10 million. According to TMZ, his attorney, Howard King, says the company’s countersuit ““is the same generic response [they] file when they don’t want to honor a legitimate claim but can’t find a factual basis to deny the claim.”