E-commerce company MyChannel is suing Kanye West and his Yeezy Apparel company for alleged breach of contract and unpaid work. He promised them that he’d invest $10 million into the company before allegedly walking away and passing off their technology as his own.
According to the lawsuit, the promise of his partnership caused them to relocate the company from Pennsylvania to California and then relocate again to Illinois. Even with MyChannel present in business meetings, the lawsuit states that West referred to them as YZY Tech and claimed their technology to be his idea. In the lawsuit, they claim that after West walked from their talks of partnership, they noticed a plagiarized version of their technology being used to better sell merchandise in West’s Sunday Service videos.
Allegedly, MyChannel had already done $7 million of work for Yeezy Apparel that they never got paid for. Their partnership agreement was made as an oral agreement. West’s failure to hold up his side of the deal prevented MyChannel from making millions of dollars in addition to making up the money they invested in the company on West’s urging. They also say he broke a non-disclosure agreement by allegedly stealing the ideas for their e-commerce technology.
MyChannel is calling for a trial by jury and suing for damages. Kanye West and Yeezy Apparel have yet to comment or share their side of the story.
Recently, Kanye has been attempting to meet the requirements needed to run for president. He was voted off the ballots in Wisconsin for missing the deadline to turn in signatures and in Illinois for their decision that 1,900 of the petition’s 3,120 signatures were allegedly illegitimate. West didn’t even send the signatures needed in South Carolina. Now that he was also kicked off the ballot in Ohio for having “failed to meet the necessary threshold for certification,” he can no longer attain the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency.