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Kanye West Workers Sues Him For $1 Million Over Unpaid Wages




Kanye West is being sued for $1million by workers at his live opera show, Kanye West Nebuchadnezzar Opera.

The musician, 43, is reportedly being accused of owing staff ‘unpaid wages’ and of ‘failing to pay minimum wage and overtime’.

Kanye debuted his opera at the Hollywood Bowl last year, and the bizarre 50-minute show was deemed to be a ‘money grab’ with Kanye only appearing on stage for the climactic photocall.

‘The Blast’ write that court documents claim a hair assistant who worked on the opera is owed ‘unpaid wages, continuing wages, damages, civil penalties, statutory penalties and attorney’s fees and costs’.

She added that ‘her day rate was paid late, along with other fees and that they were charged for getting their checks.’

The site adds that workers are ‘seeking at least $1 million for what they believe to be issues with how they were treated’.

Documents state: ‘Defendants oversaw, controlled and ran the production, and the aggrieved employees worked many hours on the production and were not timely paid for their work, or paid at all.’ 

Kanye and his team are yet to respond to the rumors but he may have a lot on his mind after being forced to abandon his presidential hopes and admit defeat in the 2020 election.

In August, a company filed a lawsuit against Kanye for allegedly failing to pay it for multiple services.

MyChannel Inc. claims in its suit that West got the company’s employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company, according to TMZ.

The company alleges that West walked away after six months of work without paying while stealing some of its technology to use on his Sunday Service performances.

MyChannel Inc. describes itself as a Black-owned company specializing in video and e-commerce technologies.

It says West began using its services in Spring 2018 to boost sales on his Yeezy line of shoes and clothing. 

The company, through its attorneys Ben Meiselas and Michael Popok, claims that the Monster rapper never paid for its services and instead promised to invest $10 million in the company.

In order to make the deal work, MyChannel spent $7 million of its funds on a Yeezy Apparel, while its workers racked up over 10,000 hours of work.

In the process, West whims required the company to shift its headquarters from Pennsylvania to Calabasas, California, to be closer to his home, before requiring them to move again to his hometown of Chicago.

Despite all the hoops MyChannel claims to have jumped through, West ended the partnership after six months without paying or investing a cent in the company. 

According to Pitchfork, West was accused of stealing the company’s video commerce technology to help boost sales of the expensive clothing and merchandise he sold for his Sunday Service performances.

He also allegedly met with companies like Adidas and referred to MYC’s work while rebranding it as YZY and presenting ‘ideas such as those of [MyChannel] as his own.

MyChannel is suing West and his brand Yeezy Apparel for breach of their oral partnership, cutting into their profits by millions of dollars and withholding his promised $10 million investment,  as well as requiring it to spend its own funds on his projects.

He’s also being sued for allegedly breaking a non-disclosure agreement by copying their technology. 

MyChannel are suing the him for $20 million and seeking a jury trial.



NY Times Columnist Calls Out Pepé Le Pew For Perpetuating Rape Culture





In keeping up with an ever-changing world, another childhood fave is being called out for problematic messaging.

Last week it was legendary children’s author, Dr. Seuss, for his work’s racist depictions of black and brown people. This week, in a NY Times Op-Ed article, a writer calls out some Looney Tunes cartoon characters. Most specifically, “Pepé Le Pew” for perpetuating rape culture.

According to TMZ, columnist Charles M. Blow wrote a thought-provoking op-ed piece titled “Six Seuss Books Bore a Bias” that highlights how deeply embedded racism is in American pop culture and points out just how early racist themes are fed to young children.

“Some of the first cartoons I can remember included Pepé Le Pew, who normalized rape culture; Speedy Gonzales, whose friends helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexicans; and Mammy Two Shoes, a heavyset Black maid who spoke in a heavy accent,” Blow wrote.

He maintained that the French skunk, who incessantly pursued Penelope Pussycat, time after time, normalized and perpetuated rape culture, and after some readers attacked his points, he took to Twitter with an example of Le Pew’s now-cringe-worthy, problematic behavior.

“RW blogs are mad bc I said Pepe Le Pew added to rape culture. Let’s see. 1. He grabs/kisses a girl/stranger repeatedly, w/o consent and against her will. 2. She struggles mightily to get away from him, but he won’t release her 3. He locks a door to prevent her from escaping.” It’s true … Penelope Pussycat was often in Pepe’s clutches,” Blow tweeted.

“This helped teach boys that “no” didn’t really mean no, that it was a part of “the game,” the starting line of a power struggle. It taught overcoming a woman’s strenuous, even physical objections, was normal, adorable, funny. They didn’t even give the woman the ability to SPEAK,” he explained.

Does he have a point?

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Prosecutors Move To Permanently Dismiss Charges Against Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend, Kenneth Walker





Prosecutors in Kentucky are moving to permanently dismiss criminal charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, in the wake of legal battles that have lasted almost an entire year.

According to CBS News, the move will mean that Walker will be unable to be recharged for the crimes if the judge grants the request in the motion from the Commonwealth Attorney for Jefferson County.

Walker was originally charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly opened fire and wounded a Louisville Metro Police Sergeant last March during a chaotic raid at Taylor’s apartment.

Officers stormed Taylor’s apartment looking for an ex-boyfriend of hers in a raid to search for illegal drugs. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician with no prior criminal record, was fatally shot during the melee.

Walker said he thought that he and his girlfriend were the victims of an attempted home invasion, and his lawyers have argued that he was acting in self-defense.

While charges against Walker were dropped last May, they were dropped by prosecutors without prejudice — which meant he could face the same charges again in the future. At the time, Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine said that more investigation was necessary and warned that Walker’s case could be brought before a grand jury again if necessary.

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Kehlani Shows Support to Women Accusing Actor Kaalan Walker of Sexual Assault





Kehlani has come forward to use her platforms to show support for the women who have made claims of sexual assault against a rapper, actor, and photographer named Kaalan Walker.

Kehlani took to her Twitter account to help spread awareness about the claims made by numerous women.

“I apologize in advance if everything I’m going to be retweeting involves rape & assault, I am standing with the victims of a serial RAPIST who i knew personally to be aggressive, dangerous & twisted,” she tweeted after giving her followers a trigger warning.

Kehlani claimed Walker was released on bail & was already back to shooting photography. “Refer to all my retweets for all of the details on his case, stories from his victims, directly from their mouths. resources on how to support them/fight for them,” she continued.

Walker is a 23-year-old actor who appeared in the movie “Superfly.” He was arrested back in September of 2018, after multiple women came forward accusing him of sexual assault and rape in numerous of incidents that dated back to April 2016.

Walker was released Friday on a $1 million bail and immediately took to social media to proclaim his innocence posting videos of his release and thanking ASAP Rocky for “saving his life.”

ASAP Rocky responded to Walker’s post on Twitter saying, “Huh?? IDK That Clown And I Ain’t bail out Sh*t. Stop playing wit me.”

Walker also took aim at Kehlani for “breaking his heart” and vowed, “I will not be bullied, especially as an innocent black man. I’m just addressing the things that were said about me, I have a right to defend my character,” he wrote in his IG story. He also clarified that he never said ASAP Rocky bailed him out but “saved my life.”

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