By Nobetternina (@nobetternina)
Between his alleged divorce from his wife Kim Kardashian and now a lawsuit filed against him from members of his Sunday Service choir, Kanye West could be in for quite the legal headache soon enough.
Last summer, a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior court by members of Kanye’s Sunday Service choir, with details of the suit being kept under wraps. Well now, those details have come to light, and according to reports nearly 1000 members of Kanye’s Sunday Service choir partnered up to file two class action lawsuits against the rapper.
The lawsuits allege a number of issues including missed payments, mistreatment of employees, broken labour laws and more. Reports indicate that both the performers and crew of Sunday Service had legal rights to overtime wages and were classified as independent contractors, when they should’ve been classified as employees.
Michael Pearson, a singer in the choir, claims that he was paid a flat rate of $250 regardless of how many hours he worked, that he was given no meals or bathroom breaks, while also being forced to sit on the ground or stand all weekend during one of the choir’s performances.
Sunday Service staff also claim that Kanye defied numerous California labour laws during his Hollywood opera event Nebuchadnezzar back in 2019, and that they weren’t paid on time or at all, denied overtime pay, meals and bathroom breaks.
Am I the only one not entirely surprised by this? Good luck Kanye.