Kanye West is facing a lawsuit from his former property manager, Tony Saxon, who alleges that he was fired for refusing to work in unsafe conditions. As reported by NBC News, Saxon claims that Kanye asked him to remove all windows and electricity from his Malibu home, which he refused to do.
Saxon, who worked for Kanye for approximately two months at a promised salary of $20,000 per week, alleges that Kanye only paid him twice. One of these payments, Saxon claims, was intended for the requested home renovations. Kanye’s vision for the house was to transform it into a 1910s-style bomb shelter.
The proposed changes included disconnecting the house from city plumbing and electricity, replacing stairs with slides, and using only plants, candles, battery lights, and a privatized Wi-Fi network for lighting and connectivity. Saxon initially thought this was an art project but soon realized Kanye intended to live in the space.
However, Saxon noted several issues with this plan, including the inability to store food due to the lack of a refrigerator and problems with sea gulls flying into the windowless property. Saxon’s lawyer, Ron Zambrano, who is also representing Lizzo’s former dancers in a separate workplace dispute, criticized Kanye for his alleged disregard for his employees and the law.
This lawsuit adds to Kanye’s recent legal issues. Last week, he was asked to leave Venice and was investigated by police after exposing himself in public during a boat ride on the city’s canals. Former teachers from his now-closed Donda Academy are also suing him over workplace conditions and wrongful termination.