As spotted on Hypebeast, a New York based creative got a favorable ruling earlier this week regarding her ongoing claim that the rapper’s label has failed to properly pay her. Back in December 2022, Katelyn Mooney filed a lawsuit against Kanye West and Yeezy, claiming that she was informally contracted to curate a product shoot for SHDZ sunglasses line. She says she was promised $110,000 for the job but was only paid $15,000 of that. While she did not have a binding contract in place, she was able to provide text messages with Yeezy employees to back her allegations.
Needless to say, she was never paid the balance of the monies she was offered to which she says she was forced to “max out her credit cards” and take out loans to meet her personal financial commitments including her monthly rent. On Monday, a judge made a default ruling since no one from Yeezy ever responded to the court documents or showed up to court to counter her claims.
Kanye West has yet to formally respond to the allegations of nonpayment.