Kanye West Falls Victim to a New York Fashion Week Forgery Scam

10 February, 2019, 17:43 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Kanye West Falls Victim to a New York Fashion Week Forgery Scam

The paperwork reportedly contained Malik Yusef's signature alongside a stamp of Kanye West's signature.

Philipp Plein International AG signed a contract with Malik Yusef, who was apparently supposed to attend the company's New York Fashion Week event. The rapper and spoken word poet associated with Kanye allegedly "misrepresented himself to Plein as Kanye's rep" to book the performance that 'Ye had no knowledge about. However, Kanye had absolutely no idea about the show, as his wife Kim Kardashian West made publicly clear via Twitter (seen above). As TMZ reports, a source told the publication that a former friend and G.O.O.D.

He allegedly negotiated a almost million dollar contract for Kanye's performance, including a $900,000 advance, which, according to TMZ, Plein wired to an account associated with the scammer. Yusef is saying that Kanye West did inform Philip Plein of his intentions to bow out in a timely manner. Six children from the foundation were also expected to appear at the high-brow event, wearing Philipp Plein head to toe.

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Kanye West started Donda's House after his mother, Donda West passed away in 2007. Kanye also received none of the money, reports say. "We hope to collaborate with Kanye West in the future and we look forward to our 20th Anniversary show this Monday evening", Plein's team told The Blast.

This will be Plein's first show in 11 years and he is known for having high-profile celebrities perform at his shows. Unfortunately we too were affected by this misrepresentation.

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