- According to court papers, employees of Kanye West are seeking R14 million, not only for their unpaid services but also how they were treated
- The rapper had in August been accused by yet a different group of people of failing to pay for services rendered to him
- Kanye and his team have yet to respond to the latest accusations
2020 has most definitely not been American rapper Kanye West's year. The popular world celebrity earlier on announced his presidential bid and went on with it to the ballot, only for him to lose terribly.
Well, no sooner had he healed from his election loss he was dragged to court by his own employees. Briefly.co.za has learnt members of Kanye West's own Nebuchadnezzar Opera have sued him for failing to pay them their dues as earlier agreed upon by both parties.
According to Daily Mail, the workers are suing the rapper for R14 million.
Briefly.co.za understands the staff moved to court after failing to clear their unpaid wages, minimum wage and overtime.
Court papers sighted by The Blast indicated that a hair assistant who worked on the opera is among the people who are due unpaid wages, damages, civil penalties, statutory penalties and attorney's fees and costs.
The workers are said to be seeking at least R14 million from the rapper, not only for their unpaid work but also how they were treated.
''Defendants oversaw, controlled and ran the production and the aggrieved employees worked many hours on the production and were not timely paid for their work, or paid at all,'' the court papers read in part.
Kanye and his team have yet to respond to the issue. It should be noted the rapper made his debut with his opera at the Hollywood Bowl in 2019. Quite a number of people believed Kanye's bizarre 50-minute show was a money-minting venture for the rapper who only appeared on stage for the climatic photocall.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Kanye after he conceded defeated regarding the 2020 US presidential elections. The rapper had entered the presidential race as an independent candidate. The election has become a two-way race between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.
The superstar took to Twitter on Wednesday, 4 November to share that he is now eyeing the 2024 election. The disappointed Kanye shared a pic of himself walking past the 2020 election results map. He captioned his post: "WELP KANYE 2024."
Kanye had earlier told his fans on the micro-blogging app that he voted for the first time in his life during the 2020 election. He shared that he voted for himself.
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