Philipp Plein Reportedly Scammed Out Of $900,000 By A Fake Kanye West

It looks like NYFW started with a stolen identity crime.

(AllHipHop News) New York Fashion Week is currently taking place. Music stars are headed to the Big Apple to view the new designs and possibly perform for the elite attendees.

Philipp Plein International AG apparently thought Kanye West would run through some of his hits at its NYFW event. According to TMZ, the clothing brand wired a $900,000 advance to an account supposedly associated with a former friend of the Hip Hop artist.

The website reports:

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, a guy Ye knew secretly contacted Philipp Plein, who is staging a big New York Fashion Week event this coming Monday. The guy misrepresented himself to Plein as Kanye's rep and began negotiations for Kanye to perform ... at a STEEP price. Plein apparently fell for it hook, line and sinker, and they made a deal wherein Kanye would supposedly pocket 7 figures and, in return, he would perform at the NYFW show.

The individual allegedly forged West's name on a contract for the appearance. As of press time, neither Philipp Plein nor Kanye West have commented on the situation.

Meanwhile, other designers have begun presenting their new collections at the February 2019 New York Fashion Week. Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, LaQuan Smith, Studio 189, Telfar, Cushnie, and more creators are on the NYFW schedule.

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