Did Kanye West fake ‘psychotic episode’ for $30M payout?

Kanye West psychotic episodeWhen news of Kanye West‘s “psychotic episode” was released, it raised questions. How did his doctor come to be at the home of Kanye’s personal trainer in order to make the 911 call just as Kanye was allegedly threatening to assault a member of his trainer’s staff? The doctor’s description was detailed, saying his client was suffering “from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration.”

It now appears that the doctor may have gotten involved because the incident — which occurred just six hours after Kanye cancelled the rest of his tour — saves the rapper the $30 million he would have lost from the cancellation.

According to TMZ, Kanye had an insurance policy that covered him if he cancelled the tour, but only in the event he was unable to perform due to “accident or illness.” The policy states Kanye will be paid not only for his loss of revenue but he’s also covered for the money he was obligated to pay others.

In other words, if Kanye had simply cancelled the tour, he’d be out $30 million and owe a lot of people money. Because his doctor said Kanye has an “illness,” he makes the same money he would have received if he’d completed the tour, which consisted of 22 more concerts — and so does everyone else involved.

TMZ says the insurance company could “deny coverage if Kanye had a preexisting condition that he didn’t disclose at the time the policy was issued, or if his illness was caused by ‘unreasonable or capricious behavior.'”

It’s all looking very convenient….

What do you think? Did Kanye stage a psychotic episode to ensure he’d still make a cool $30 million without having to perform? Or is this just a coincidence? Tell us below!

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  1. Fresh • November 24, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

    A lot of that money wouldn’t be going to him anyway

  2. MightyMad • November 24, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

    ‘Could be a money move, for sure…

    Doesn’t mean that Kanye shouldn’t be put on a psych hold. ‘Could actually do him a great deal of good.

  3. Christopher King • November 24, 2016 @ 10:44 AM

    Kanye is a narcissistic over-hyped, over-rated media creation. I totally believe he would pull this off.

    FYI, the $30 million would have been his take of the tour proceeds, and I’ll guarantee you that he was paid in advance just based on the ticket sale expectations.

  4. Laura • November 24, 2016 @ 11:36 AM

    Suspicious for sure. He has a few psych disorders anyway; some time in the psych ward couldn’t hurt.

  5. Jackson • November 24, 2016 @ 11:49 AM

    Wow, that’s really strange now that you point that out. Sly as a fox is my vote, lol.

  6. Samantha • November 24, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

    I can’t wait for him to run for president in 2020 like he said. He’ll probably win (shaking my head)

  7. CDubya • November 24, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

    What’s with him and Kim? Theft scandal and now insurance fraud scandal. Great role models for their kids. STOP watching their shows on TV and concerts or buying their CD’s etc. They have all the money they need and they are not good people.

  8. Dealmaker • November 24, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

    Kanye West in my mind is desperate for money as was evidenced a number of months back when he went to major businessmen asking for millions of dollars for a venture.

    Kanye and the whole Kardashian clan should bundle up their belongings and move somewhere like Iran, never to be heard from again.

    A number of things seem to be happening around Kanye that would improved his cash flow. He is working the system.

    I honestly cant understand why anyone would pay good money to see him and his tantrums .

  9. Bean • November 24, 2016 @ 12:51 PM

    That whole family is %%$ed up

  10. Mary Auld • November 24, 2016 @ 1:12 PM

    Kanye is a no talent twerp. Would not be surprised IF he did this for money but also think he truly is ‘mentally challenged’. He and his wife are bottom feeders and time for people to shut these horrible, deranged people down. Stop watching their shows, do not buy his CD’s or attend his concerts. Let them just shrivel up and disappear from public sight, would be a huge relief to the majority of the world I am sure.

  11. Dierdre • November 24, 2016 @ 9:52 PM

    I wouldn’t pay to see him , i dont like his crapy attitude and cockyness. Such a waste of talent. He would be a nobody if not for his fans, its the fans that pay his bills etc. The fans deserve more than that hes very disrespectful.

  12. Jake • November 24, 2016 @ 11:14 PM

    Kim probably screamed at him when he cancelled the concerts because of the money so they cooked this up.

  13. Patricia • November 25, 2016 @ 4:06 AM

    I have always thought this guy was off his rocker. He says the most ridiculous things like I am such a genius ..no better musician in the world even if he has to say so himself. He was a fire cracker waiting to go off and now he has..no big surprise to me at all. Did everyone forget about a month ago he was going on about how he was going to run for president in 2020? Then the night he was admitted to hospital he says if I had voted I would have voted for Trump..then and there you know the man is crazy..nothing sly about him he’s just plain crazy and locking him up is good thing!

  14. Marie • November 25, 2016 @ 2:57 PM

    I believe he is psychotic and too much money made him this way! The rich only get hungrier and hungrier!!!

    I believe he did go after huge money for investments not that long ago, didn’t he approach Zuckerberg for money???

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