Scroll to Top

Kanye West's Identity Stolen, Signature Forged on Philipp Plein NYFW Contract

By TMZ Staff / Published on Friday, 08 Feb 2019 01:00 AM / Comments Off on Kanye West's Identity Stolen, Signature Forged on Philipp Plein NYFW Contract / 13 views

Kanye West I.D. Stolen, Signature Forged In Fake NYFW Performance Contract

EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West was a forgery victim and the cost is huge … nearly $1 MILLION … sources tell TMZ.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, a guy Ye knew secretly contacted Philipp Plein, who is staging a big New York Fashion Week event this coming Monday. The guy misrepresented himself to Plein as Kanye’s rep and began negotiations for Kanye to perform … at a STEEP price.

Plein apparently fell for it hook, line and sinker, and they made a deal wherein Kanye would supposedly pocket 7 figures and, in return, he would perform at the NYFW show.

It gets worse. We’re told the guy forged Kanye’s name on the contract and then had a $900,000 advance wired to an account … which the guy promptly cleaned out.

Kanye’s not performing at the show, and Plein is now out a pretty penny.

As for the guy who committed the alleged fraud … we’re told he’s a former friend and associate of G.O.O.D. Music.  

We have not been able to reach Plein for comment, but it’s a good bet he’ll take some sort of legal action.

This site to be used for plug in testing only and all second and third party content is used only for that purpose. Any content written by and posted by RazzleTazzle authors is the only content allowed for public display.