If the promise of a Kanye West performance at a Monday New York Fashion Week event is luring folks in, they’re about to be highly disappointed. An unknown man claiming to rep ‘Ye fleeced an event planner out of $900,000 for a promised appearance by the rapper and forged his signature to boot.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, a guy Ye knew secretly contacted Philipp Plein, who is staging a big New York Fashion Week event this coming Monday. The guy misrepresented himself to Plein as Kanye’s rep and began negotiations for Kanye to perform … at a STEEP price.
Plein apparently fell for it hook, line and sinker, and they made a deal wherein Kanye would supposedly pocket 7 figures and, in return, he would perform at the NYFW show.’
It gets worse. We’re told the guy forged Kanye’s name on the contract and then had a $900,000 advance wired to an account … which the guy promptly cleaned out.
The man who falsely claimed to be Kanye’s rep is said to be a former affiliate of G.O.O.D. Music, so maybe he won’t be too hard to find in the end.
NYFW Show Planner Fleeced Out Of $900K Due To Kanye West Imposter was originally published on hiphopwired.com