Gap (NYSE: GPS +0.13%) Inc. is officially suing the artist formerly known as Kanye West for $2 million USD over their failed YEEZY Gap collaboration. According to the New York Post, the Gap has claimed that the Ye “made unapproved changes to a Los Angeles rental property the landlord is trying to collect on.” In the court documents obtained by the publication, the company filed the claim against Ye and his YEEZY clothing line last month.
In regards to the rental property, the claims state that Art City Center owns the building leased to Gap and sued the clothing giant last year for “damages” to the property. Art City Center specifically named architectural alterations like an erected exterior ramp, tunnel in the lot, removal of ceiling lights, building a wall, as well as getting rid of three bathrooms. Gap is stating they are not responsible and is pushing the claim to Ye. Ye and Gap announced its YEEZY Gap collaboration back in 2020, but like many partnerships, it ended last Fall due to the rapper’s anti-semitic comments. In the lawsuit, Gap claimed that “by making and not repairing or restoring the foregoing alterations of the premises that [West] made without Gap’s participation or approval, [West] breached the strategic agreement and directly and proximately caused Gap to incur expenses to repair and restore the premises.” Ye has not yet responded to the latest lawsuit.