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Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West Sued Over Clothing Line

by Music-News.com on November 26, 2017

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Rapper Kanye West has been slapped with a breach of contract lawsuit from a clothing agent in Turkey in a payment dispute regarding his Yeezy fashion line.

Derya Gulseven claims she was hired in July, 2015 to help bosses at the star’s West Brands Fashion LLC find manufacturers in Istanbul to produce items for his popular brand, serving as a “season-by-season sourcing agent” and making sure the goods were imported into the U.S.

However, she alleges she was cheated out of the agreed seven per cent commission on each total order on more than one occasion, and now Gulseven is suing for funds she maintains she is owed.

According to court papers obtained by TheBlast.com, the plaintiff first helped out with the production of apparel for the Yeezy Season 2 line in 2015, with the order totalling just under $1.25 million (£936,250).

The deal was cancelled just two months before its due delivery for May, 2016, with settlements made between officials at West Brands and the manufacturer, but Gulseven failed to receive her expected cut, which came to around $87,200 (£65,330).

She agreed to work on another launch for Yeezy Season 3, but when it came to her pay cheque, she reportedly ended up having her commission slashed to four per cent with no explanation, and received $77,250 (£58,000) of her previously expected $169,000 (£126,570).

Despite her monetary concerns, Gulseven again delivered for Yeezy Season 4, but this time, she claims she didn’t receive any payment for her efforts.

She is now demanding West Brands executives pay up everything she is owed, listed as $228,000 (£170,800) plus damages.

West’s representatives have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Kanye launched his Yeezy collections in collaboration with officials at German sports giant Adidas in 2015, but they are not believed to be involved in the suit.

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