Kanye Responds To Insurers Response Over Failed Tour

Kanye West continues his battle with Lloyds of London, over his scrapped "Saint Pablo" tour.

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West's lawyers have demanded insurance bosses withdraw a countersuit blocking payment for the cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour.

The "Stronger" rapper, 40, abandoned his tour in November last year after he was hospitalized for "temporary psychosis" caused by dehydration and sleep deprivation, weeks after his wife Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint and robbed in Paris, France.

Last month lawyers for Kanye and his company Very Good Touring, Inc. sued executives at Lloyd's of London for $10 million, claiming they were wrongly withholding a payout over the scrapped dates.

Lloyd's bosses responded by filing a countersuit against Kanye stating the reasons for the cancellation were "not beyond (his) control" thereby invalidating his insurance claim.

In a new court document obtained by Pitchfork Media, Kanye's lawyers have responded to the countersuit by demanding it be withdrawn by Lloyd's bosses or stricken by the court.

Although insurance company's legal filing does not state why they believe Kanye can be held accountable for the tour cancellation, it does list actions that would invalidate his insurance policy, including drug and alcohol use and pre-existing medical conditions.

In his original lawsuit Kanye's lawyers stated Lloyd's executives, "suggested that they may deny coverage of the claim on the unsupportable contention that use of marijuana by Kanye caused the medical condition."

In the new court document, filed by Kanye's lawyer Howard E. King on Tuesday, his legal team also deny there are any irregularities in his medical records and accuse insurance bosses of engaging in a "contrived hunt for excuses not to pay" Very Good's insurance claim.

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