Rapper Ye’s former business manager Thomas St. John is having a hard time tracking down his former client to serve him with a $4.5 million lawsuit alleging breach of contract for unpaid fees.
St. John claims that Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is in breach of a $300,000 monthly agreement. St. John worked for Ye for three months and was not paid. Others Ye has allegedly failed to pay include the owners of his Yeezy business headquarters in Los Angeles, who recently threatened to initiate eviction proceedings after two months of unpaid rent.
St. John’s suit cannot progress until Ye receives the paperwork and lawyers have struggled to find an address for his current whereabouts. Reports say that while Ye has been spotted around Los Angeles he has apparently been living as a nomad for months, traveling widely.
Further efforts to contact Ye’s lawyer have also met with difficulties as he does not appear to have legal representation. The rapper was previously represented by Camille Vasquez, who formerly represented Johnny Depp in the actor’s suit against Amber Heard. That legal representation ended after Ye refused to retract his series of antisemitic remarks.
The lawsuit stems from a screaming match Ye engaged in with St. John in January, in which the rapper reportedly described the contract as “bull****” and taunted, “You’re insane for even thinking I would stick to it.”