Malik Yusef was reportedly sued by Korean fashion brand, Gentle Monster, for forging Kanye West’s signature on contracts and using fake invoices.
The clothing brand sued Yusef for using his relationship with Ye to deceive them to believe that he was searching for talent to do a video series titled, Project 13.
“From their earliest interactions with Gentle Monster, defendants went out of their way to describe Yusef’s star-studded connections,” Susan Leader, Gentle Monster’s attorney, wrote. “They never missed an opportunity to mention that Yusef routinely works with artists like Beyoncé and Kanye, that he tours with Jay–Z, or that he vacations with Pharrell Williams.”
The company claims Yusef swindled them to complete all transactions through him and leave out any agents. Gentle Monster paid Malik Yusef a whopping $2.5 million under the impression that he’ll be pulling in A-list influencers like Kanye, Pharell, Jaden Smith, and Paris Jackson.
“Defendants’ deception was both flagrant and brazen,” Leader continued. “Specifically, they forged Kanye’s signature, created a shell entity named after Kanye’s deceased mother, issued fraudulent invoices made to appear as though they had been issued by legitimate talent agencies, lied about their contacts and work with artists, and, in the end, pocketed more than $2.5 million from Gentle Monster.”
The clothing brand sued Yusef as well as his manager, and business parter, Burundi Partlow and Sonja Nutall, on claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and unfair competition.
Gentle Monster — a Korean-based fashion brand known for its eyewear — claims Yusef scammed the company out of $2.5 million by promising Kanye would create a video for the company. GM says Yusef even set up a meeting between Kanye and a rep for the brand, making it seem like Ye was on board for the whole thing. Kanye allegedly had no clue there was any type of business deal in place.
According to the lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — Kanye wasn’t the only celeb Yusef promised to deliver … he also claimed Pharrell, Jaden Smith and others would help out with the project.
GM says Yusef’s scam was elaborate — spanning over 9 months — and included forged signatures from Kanye and phony invoices made to appear like they were sent from legit talent agencies.
Apparently, the jig was up when Yusef submitted a video he said was created by Yeezy and Pharrell, that Kim Kardashian quickly said was not so.
New York radio personality DJ Whoo Kid might have the perfect apparel design pitch for popular clothing brand Supreme. Today, the hip-hop veteran shared a vintage Flashback Friday pic of himself and Kanye West aimed at Supreme.
Kanye West right now is a walking cartoon, so this offer might be right up his alley. West, who is a well-known superfan of the Adult Swim animated sitcom Rick & Morty got an offer from the show’s creators to pen and star in his own episode.
Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland gushed over the idea of having Yeezy come through and sprinkle some of his “free thinking” on one of the 70 episodes given to them by Cartoon Network which just recently announced the show will return November 2019.
When asked about getting MAGA Ye involved with the show by The Blast, the showrunners added:
“We fucking love Kanye, man.[He’s] a kindred spirit, genius, visionary. If that guy had the support to do all the ideas he has in his head, it would be fucking Elon Musk 2.0.”
Yeah, we don’t know about all of that, but Harmon followed that up by saying that Chicago rapper is “always welcome” with Roiland extending the invite to Ye for him to lend his voice to the show. Harmon who probably knows how much that Kanye likes to be hands-on with anything he is involved took things even farther:
“I’m giving him an episode, I’m making it official. We have 70! He can have one. Kanye, you can have an episode.” Roiland added even more flair to the invite by asking Yeezy to hang out with them and joining them in penning an episode.
“Come hang out, write a Rick & Morty episode with us. It’ll be the Kanye episode. I’m so down. That would be fucking amazing, actually.”
Kanye’s admiration for Rick & Morty is no secret, he Tweeted as much expressing his excitement for sitcoms return for its fourth season and fan art of himself and his wife Kim Kardashian West animated Rick & Morty style.
It’s a safe bet that this will indeed happen, but it wouldn’t be the first time Kanye guest starred on an animated show. We cannot forget his unofficial casting on South Park back in 2009 which blasted the rapper, by mocking his love for autotune, fish sticks and monster ego. West took to his blog to clap back at the Comedy Central raunchy cartoon for its portrayal of him on the show. This time around, given that he will have creative control, he will be able to paint his own narrative.
According to TMZ, both Kanye and Kim were at the hospital with the surrogate. The Wests hired a new surrogate this go around due to the timing previous surrogate that birth baby Chicago. She was unavailable after birthing a child of her own last December. The baby boy will join North, 5, Saint, 3 and Chicago West, 1. No word on names just yet, but there is one possibility. Kim stated that she may name her 2nd second after he late father Robert Kardashian. Her younger brother, Rob, shares the same name. She told Jimmy Kimmel last month that Rob approved it.
“I was really feeling that,” she says. “And my brother approved it so that’s like our one kind of name.”
Aside from being a mom, we know that Kim K has a number of commitments. She is studying to become a lawyer. So far she has provided funding in her effort to support prison reform. Kim, 38, has helped to free over 17 inmates in the past 3 months and she does not look to stop there.
Regardless of how you feel about Kim Kardashian you must admit that she’s using her influence to do commendable prison reform work.
Recent reports suggested that the reality star quietly helped free over a dozen inmates who were serving sentences for non-violent low drug offenses. Kim recently paid a visit to one of the inmates with her husband Kanye West and offered to help him get his face tattoo removed.
Azaria Algarin’s twin brother, Paul, was recently released from prison in North Carolina after serving 7 years. He wrote the beauty mogul a letter after hearing about what she has done for other inmates.
After Monday’s Met Gala, the couple flew to Charlotte to meet with Paul, Azaria and their mom. Kim Kardashian also brought along a doctor to discuss the tattoo removal surgery.
“Never in a million years did I think Kim would write him back (or even read his letter), fly in right after the met gala (not to mention her 4th baby is due at any minute), invest in our family & laugh / relate to us over the smallest things,” Azaria wrote on Instagram.
Azaria told TMZ that the family went to lunch with the couple at The Lights Juicery & Cafe before heading to MedSpa for the first laser session in Paul’s tattoo removal procedure.
As expected Kim Kardashian showed up to the festivities ready for her glamour shot. Her husband on the other hand not so much. As spotted on High SnobietyKanye pulled up in an all black Dickies jacket that looked like it tragically fell off a sales rack. Often referred to as “The Einsenhower Jacket”, this zip-up is one of the brand’s staple pieces. Good news for you Yeezy stans this garment is only $43 dollars.
Thankfully West wasn’t the only one that downplayed the over the top theme. Crooner Frank Ocean also took a similar approach with a very understated black Prada jacket made for asking skaters to leave a mall property.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is doing way bigger things than just slaying at the Met Gala or keeping up with her family Sunday nights. New reports claim Kanye West‘s wife has continued her pursuit to have incarcerated people released.
According to reports, Kim’s focus has centered on freeing individuals locked up on life sentences for petty drug-related crimes.
We’ve learned Kim and her legal team helped 17 prisoners gain freedom over the last 3 months or so — each of them having served years of life sentences without parole … for low-level drug offenses. It’s all part of the 90 Days of Freedom campaign launched by Kim’s lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett, in partnership with lawyer MiAngel Cody of The Decarceration Collective. The campaign puts the First Step Act — signed by President Trump last year — to work for prisoners who received Draconian sentences. (TMZ)
Kim has made sure to keep fans updated on her life-changing mission.
In 2018, KK made headlines after meeting with President Donald Trump and pushing to free low-level drug offenders.
Kardashian West, who is currently studying to be a lawyer, has spent the last year helping inmates who were given too harsh a prison sentence seek clemency. Last year, the reality star successfully petitioned President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a nonviolent drug offender. After Johnson was released, a major bipartisan piece of criminal justice–reform legislation, the FIRST STEP Act, was passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump in December. (People)