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Kanye West Sued for $20 Million

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Rapper Kanye West at MOMA on November 6, 2019 in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 August 2020 12:00 PM

Kanye West is facing a $20 million lawsuit for allegedly stealing a company's technology to bump up sales on his Yeezy line of shoes and clothing, which he sold at his 'Sunday Service,' gigs.  

The rapper allegedly rebranded the work of MyChannel, Inc- a company that specializes in video and e-commerce technologies- and used their ideas as his own while meeting with companies like Adidas to discuss his clothing brand, according to court documents viewed by Pitchfork. MyChannel execs also later discovered that West used a copied version of their technology to sell his merch.    

West is further accused of not living up to his promise of investing $10 million into the company and for failing to pay MyChannel for six months' work, according to legal documents obtained by The Blast.    

"The founders of MYC reasonably relied on a series of promises made by Mr. West and other leaders in his organization that for six (6) months convinced them to focus 100 percent of their attention on Kanye and Yeezy, and to invest $7 Million in company resources for good measure," the lawsuit states.  

"In fact, the MYC founders and other personnel moved their Pennsylvania headquarters to Yeezy's headquarters (first in California and then in Illinois) and worked full-time for Defendants, all at Mr. West's insistence."   

The company claims West "inexplicably reneged on his promises seemingly on a whim and walked away from the successful partnership while misappropriating MYC's proprietary and trade secrets, netting Kanye hundreds of millions of dollars off the back of MYC." 

MyChannel is seeking more than $20 Million from West and Yeezy. 

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Kanye West is facing a $20 million lawsuit for allegedly stealing a company's technology to bump up sales on his Yeezy line of shoes and clothing, which he sold at his 'Sunday Service,' gigs. The rapper allegedly rebranded the work of MyChannel, Inc- a company that...
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