Major corporations and powerful people, including his attorneys, have dropped Kanye West.
That’s unfortunate because he’ll need those lawyers to represent him in his legal battle over illegally using Marshall Jefferson’s 1986 song “Move Your Body” in his album “Donda 2.”
The father-of-four is being sued for incorporating a song by the “Father of House Music” into “Flowers,” one of the tracks on his follow-up album. He sampled the song more than 20 times without obtaining the necessary permissions.
More legal trouble appears to be brewing for the rapper, who officially changed his name to Ye a few months ago because his attorneys cannot reach him.
The “All Of The Lights” hitmaker is facing a default judgment, according to court records obtained by AllHipHop.
UIMP’s attorney, Bradley J. Mullins said:
“Due to recent circumstances and Ye’s counsel’s inability to reach Ye or his representatives, Ye’s counsel intends to seek withdrawal as counsel.”
Kanye is now represented in the litigation by Greenberg Traurig LLP, which signed on as his counsel in mid-2022.
However, there is a silver lining for the “N*ggas In Paris” rapper-producer. Because, despite his lawyers’ inability to contact him, they appear to be in informal settlement negotiations.
Mullins added that if the initial negotiations fail, they may seek the assistance of a mediator to resolve the situation.
Kanye West’s lawyers declining to represent him in the case would be the latest legal setback for the Grammy winner, who has been embroiled in a scandal over comments he made about George Floyd’s death and Jewish people.
In the last two weeks, he has lost relationships with major companies such as Adidas, Balenciaga, and GAP, and his net worth has dropped by $2 billion.
After threatening to go “death con three on Jews,” Greenberg Traurig will become the sixth law firm to cut ties with Kanye.
Meanwhile, according to Complex, Kanye West’s fans are assisting him in raising funds by launching a crowd-funding campaign to help him become a millionaire again.
In addition to being cut off from his deals, he lost multiple money sources.
However, this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of wasting money; in 2016, people tried to raise more than $50,000 for him. He was about to declare bankruptcy, after all.
He did, however, become a billionaire years later.
As of this writing, the GoFundMe page is no longer active.