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Kanye West 'sued for $1 million' for 'not paying wages' at his live opera show

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 Kanye West [Photo: Courtesy]

Kanye West is being sued for $1 million by staff at his live opera show, reports say. The rapper, entrepreneur and former presidential candidate, 43, launched Kanye West Nebuchadnezzar Opera at last year's Hollywood Bowl, shortly after the release of his Jesus Is King album.

The Blast reports that they obtained legal documents showing Kanye and Live Nation have had a class-action lawsuit filed against them by a group who worked on the show. A hair assistant from the production alleges she is owed "unpaid wages, continuing wages, damages, civil penalties, statutory penalties and attorney's fees and costs." It continues to say that her day rate and other fees were paid late.

The documents claim the defendants "failed to properly compensate the hair assistant and many dozens of other persons who performed services on the production, including the background actors, performing as audience members." Kanye and "other defendants" are also accused of "failing to provide pay stubs, failing to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Also read: Kanye apologises for hurting Kim Kardashian 

The group is seeking at least $1 million because the "defendants oversaw, controlled and ran the production, and the aggrieved employees worked many hours on the production and were no timely paid for their work, or paid at all." Kanye is yet to speak out about the allegations, and Mirror Online has reached out to his reps and those for Live Nation for comment.

It's been a big week for Kanye as US citizens headed to the voting booth to determine their next President. Kanye seemed to indicate he'd be running again in 2024 after earning just 50,000 votes. Filming himself writing in his own name on the ballot, he penned: "God is so good. Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust…me."

Also read: Kanye slaps down election rigging rumours

He tweeted back in July that he'd be making a bid for the White House and followed it with a tearful campaign rally in South Carolina. He touched on topics from abortion to race relations to space travel.

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