Kanye West accused of trying to ‘sabotage’ court deposition by wearing full-faced ‘Jesus mask’


Kanye West has been accused of trying to ‘sabotage’ a court-ordered deposition by wearing a full-faced ‘Jesus mask.’

The 44-year-old rapper has been embroiled in a legal battle with a company called MyChannel which claims that he had went back on a deal and stole the company’s technology to sell his Sunday Service merchandise.

Kanye was seen out in Los Angeles on Tuesday wearing the balaclava he’s been sporting on recent outings featuring small breathing holes in the front and two intricate images of Jesus including one image of Christ apparently being eaten by a whale, along with children wearing angel wings. 

AllHipHop.com has obtained court filing documents after MyChannel’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to bring Kanye into court after he reportedly went ballistic on their attorney Michael Popok.

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Out and about: Kanye West has been accused of trying to ‘sabotage’ a court-ordered deposition by wearing a full-faced ‘Jesus mask,’ as he is seen out in LA on Tuesday

Unmasked: The 44-year-old rapper seen in New York back in November 2019

Unmasked: The 44-year-old rapper seen in New York back in November 2019

According to the sealed court filings obtained by the publication, Kanye called MyChannel’s lawyer ‘boy’ at least a dozen times during the virtual court deposition which had only lasted 10 minutes until an angered Kanye terminated the meeting and walked off. 

MyChannel Inc. describes itself as a Black-owned company specializing in video and e-commerce technologies. 

It is claimed that during the virtual deposition, West refused to look at Popok, kept playing with his cell phone, and referred to his own ‘mental genius-ness’ while asking the lawyer if he was ‘f***ing stupid’ as he refused to answer any questions. 

Interesting: Kanye was seen wearing the balaclava he's been sporting on recent outings featuring small breathing holes in the front and two intricate images of Jesus including one image of Christ apparently being eaten by a whale, along with children wearing angel wings

Interesting: Kanye was seen wearing the balaclava he’s been sporting on recent outings featuring small breathing holes in the front and two intricate images of Jesus including one image of Christ apparently being eaten by a whale, along with children wearing angel wings

The situation then hit a boiling point as the publication reports that Kanye put on a ‘full-face hood and head covering adorned with Jesus Christ’s image which obscured his face and muffled his voice.’

According to the site, MyChannel’s lawyers had protested as the rapper refused to remove the mask as he claimed the legal team did not have a right to see his face. 

According to the court documents, Kanye was allegedly heard bragging about how well he was doing obstruction the deposition while his lawyers did not do anything about his behavior. 

One of MyChannel’s lawyers, Ben J. Meiselas, released a statement about the deposition to AllHipHop.com saying: ‘West’s bad faith efforts to sabotage the deposition will be viewed by the Court as one of the most outrageous and inappropriate deposition performances it has observed as well.’

Uh oh: The 44-year-old rapper has been embroiled in a legal battle with a company called MyChannel which claims that he had went back on a deal and stole the company's technology to sell his Sunday Service merchandise

Uh oh: The 44-year-old rapper has been embroiled in a legal battle with a company called MyChannel which claims that he had went back on a deal and stole the company’s technology to sell his Sunday Service merchandise

Interesting: AllHipHop.com has obtained court filing documents after MyChannel's lawyers filed an emergency motion to bring Kanye (seen in April 2019)  into court after he reportedly went ballistic on their attorney Michael Popok

Interesting: AllHipHop.com has obtained court filing documents after MyChannel’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to bring Kanye (seen in April 2019)  into court after he reportedly went ballistic on their attorney Michael Popok

The lawyer also noted that the deposition had been recorded.

On top of bringing in Kane into court for a face-to-face deposition next month, the site reports that MyChannel is seeking to sanction West for $63,000. 

Back in August 2020, it was first reported by TMZ that a lawsuit was filed by MyChannel Inc. against him as they claimed West got the company’s employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company.

The company alleges that West walked away after 6 months of work without paying while stealing some of its technology to use on his Sunday Service performances.

Oh no: The situation then hit a boiling point as the publication reports that Kanye put on a 'full-face hood and head covering adorned with Jesus Christ’s image which obscured his face and muffled his voice,' as he is seen with estranged wife Kim Kardashian in February 2020

Oh no: The situation then hit a boiling point as the publication reports that Kanye put on a ‘full-face hood and head covering adorned with Jesus Christ’s image which obscured his face and muffled his voice,’ as he is seen with estranged wife Kim Kardashian in February 2020

The company, through its attorneys Meiselas and Popok, claimed that the Monster rapper never paid for its services and instead promised to invest $10 million in the company.

In order to make the deal work, MyChannel spent $7 million of its own funds on a Yeezy Apparel, while its workers racked up over 10,000 hours of work.

In the process, West whims required the company shift its headquarters from Pennsylvania to Calbasas, California, to be closer to his home, before requiring them to move again to his hometown of Chicago.

Despite all the hoops MyChannel claims to have jumped through, West ended the partnership after six months without paying or investing a cent in the company.

Legal woes: Back in August 2020, it was first reported by TMZ that a lawsuit was filed by MyChannel Inc. against him as they claimed West got the company's employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company, he is seen in February 2020

Legal woes: Back in August 2020, it was first reported by TMZ that a lawsuit was filed by MyChannel Inc. against him as they claimed West got the company’s employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company, he is seen in February 2020

According to Pitchfork, West stole the company’s video commerce technology to help boost sales of the expensive clothing and merchandise he sold for his Sunday Service performances.

He also allegedly met with companies like Adidas and referred to MYC’s work while rebranding it as YZY and presenting ‘ideas such as those of [MyChannel] as his own.

MyChannel is suing West and his brand Yeezy Apparel for breach of their oral partnership, cutting into their profits by millions of dollars and withholding his promised $10 million investment, as well as requiring it to spend its own funds on his projects.

He’s also being sued for breaking a non-disclosure agreement by copying their technology.

MyChannel are suing the father-of-four for $20 million and seeking a jury trial.



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