Kanye West woke up this morning to find himself submerged in hot water, and the worst part is that it isn’t even his fault. The Chicago native is the unfortunate victim of forgery and now may have to cough up nearly $1 million.
Earlier this week, there were reports about West being set to perform for German fashion designer Philipp Plein during New York Fashion Week on Monday (Feb. 11). Unfortunately, someone close to Ye reached out to Plein without the rapper’s knowledge and consent. This person presented himself as a GOOD Music representative and negotiated a deal for Ye to perform with a $900,000 invoice to match. Unbeknownst to Plein, he accepted.
The perpetrator forged the “Flashing Lights” emcee’s signature, had the cash advance wired and promptly emptied the account. TMZ has photos of the falsified signature. Apparently, the scammer is a "former friend" of Ye, and we're pretty sure legal papers will be served very soon.
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