Kanye West is being sued by Gap for allegedly making modifications to a previously leased store without permission. Months after the breakdown of their partnership, they are suing him for $2 million in damages.
The company filed a lawsuit against Ye after the store building’s owner, Art City Center, did so in the previous year over “completed numerous, significant, unapproved modifications.” Gap’s lease with Art City Center expired in 2022, and Art City Center argues that Gap failed to renovate the structure. Radar Online reports that Gap, who denies any wrongdoing, is blaming Kanye. In response, Gap filed against Yeezy and Kanye West in April, claiming the artist made the building alterations without their approval, thus breaching their agreement.
“The performance of the work not only breached the Strategic Agreement, but the manner of preparing for and performing the work caused the need for the repairs and restoration alleged in the complaint,” Gap’s lawsuit reportedly claims.
Gap doesn’t want to be responsible for the $1.5 million Art City Center demands. They say their contract with Ye made them not liable for “any claims brought due to Yeezy’s acts or commissions,” per The Daily Mail. Gap was obligated to pay Art City Center more than $104,000 in rent each month and an extra $8,333 for parking, but they were forbidden from making any structural alterations without permission.
According to reports, the real estate firm now claims Gap owes them around $822,000 in holding damages beginning in September 2022, escalating at a rate of $164,000 each month. Ye is required to pay $2 million in compensatory damages in addition to the money Art City Center is demanding.