When 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!