Kanye West’s problems just keep piling up after the owner of his ‘Yeezy’ offices in Los Angeles filed to evict the company, claiming they are behind on their rent.
According to new legal documents, a company named ‘CT Calabasas’ claims the ‘Yeezy Apparel’ company is behind by at least two months of rent. The legal case is what’s called an “unlawful detainer” of their property, and they want him out in 72 hours unless it’s paid in full.
Kanye’s company is being accused of owing $63,254 in back rent.
In the filing, the company claims it signed a deal with Kanye’s brand way back in 2015 when it was still called ‘West Brands Fashion.’ But, in 2016 they say Yeezy Apparel merged with Kanyes’ other company “thereby succeeding West Brand’s interest in the lease. At the time, Yeezy agreed to pay $31,477.40 a month for the office space. At this point, the landlord claims it hasn’t been paid for November or December and wants him out!
The company is giving the rapper/designer 3 days to make a payment, or else.
“Within three days after service of this notice on you, you must pay the amount of said rent in full or quit said premises and deliver up possession of the same to the authorized agent for your landlord,” the eviction notice reads.
It adds, “If you fail to pay or quit, legal proceedings will be instituted against you for possession of the premises, forfeiture of the agreement, and for monetary damages as may be allowed by law. You are further notified that by this Notice the Landlord elects to and does hereby declare a forfeiture of said Lease if said rent is not paid in full within three (3) days.”
This isn’t just any normal business office either. Yeezy is occupying over 15,000 square feet of office space, and it is called his “design studio.”
‘Pin Up’ magazine featured the amazing space in an article, pointing out it was designed by his longtime collaborator Willo Perron. It has a similar style to the home he shared with Kim Kardashian, including minimalistic and concrete-looking walls and floors. Perron has worked with other celebrities including Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna.
The space currently contains a mix of production facilities for his Yeezy-brand clothing line, a recording studio, and design spaces. According to the magazine, “West has also started up a so-called “Yeezy Home” arm of his eponymous creative studio. The endeavor includes architectural and urban design in West’s growing collaborative art practice, which already includes music, film, fashion, and performance art initiatives.”