Kanye West Faces Costly Fallout For His $7.2 Million Bribe To Kim Kardashian West
Kanye West has spent the last year embroiled in controversy, facing a wave of damning reports on his finances and his extravagant lifestyle. Even among many of his fans, who’ve seen the Kanye that exploded onto the scene over the past couple of years, there are many who question the validity of this new image.
But as we inch into 2017, it’s hard not feel at least a little hopeful after all of this. Kanye’s latest controversy has been resolved, but it has cost him dearly.
In August, the rapper and his team admitted to paying Kim $7.2 million in exchange for her silence about an affair she had with her former reality TV star husband, Kris Humphries. She had claimed a year prior to the scandal that she had an affair with Mr. Humphries, with whom she had two kids.
But Kanye and his team claimed that Kim had not fully disclosed her relationship with Mr. Humphries, which included the disclosure that she had given birth to their third child as a result of the affair.
Kanye’s team said that the amount of money that the rapper paid for Kim was in line with what he paid for other women.
The reality TV star who was formerly married to Kris Humphries has, along with her former BFF, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in which she is seeking damages to the tune of $7.2 million from Kanye for his alleged misconduct. She is suing Kanye and his company for “unspecified reasons,” according to TMZ.
“Kim has not spoken to the press since filing suit, but we have no doubt that Kanye has made his peace with her choice to go public about their affair,” said a representative for Kim.
The representative also said that Kanye remains in the public’s consciousness despite the fact that the relationship was handled amicably from start to finish. “He will continue to be a public figure in the entertainment industry and to be celebrated for having helped to advance one of America’s strongest musical voices,” the representative added.
Meanwhile, Kim has filed a counter lawsuit against Kanye. She is also seeking punitive