Controversial rapper Kanye West reportedly filed a lawsuit against one of the local fast food joints – Ivanhoe’s College Dropout Burgers which is owned by Mark Elkhouri. For the unversed, he filed the complaint at the beginning of 2022. Ye sent the owner multiple cease and desist letters owing to a specific mural painted on his shop. Not only that but Kanye also accused the local restaurant of using his IP address without taking his consent.
According to the latest reports, Kanye West hit the restaurant with multiple cease and desist letters for a teddy bear signage in front, a mural painted in the shop, and one of the Gold Digger burgers on the menu inspired by the rapper himself. However, it now seems that the beef with this local burger joint has gone cold. It is because after filing the lawsuit, Ye has taken no serious steps to move the said case forward. He was also reportedly unreachable when the food joint owner’s team tried to secure the legal case before the original case began.
Reasons behind Ye’s silence
West, now known as Ye, turning down the heat on this particular case can be because of multiple reasons. One of them is that he is busy with his new wife Bianca Censori or remains piled on by the other official legal troubles that seem to be more pressing than the joint case. If that isn’t enough, Kanye West might also be legally unrepresented since his lawyers reportedly quit after the controversial rapper’s anti-Semitic comments.
The law firm
According to the latest reports, Kanye West’s former law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has finally served papers to the 45-year-old rapper. As per a report by AllHipHop, the rapper’s lawyer confirmed that he received the paperwork for severing ties on February 1, 2023. Here is what Greenberg Traurig attorney Nina D. Boyajian stated about the same, “On January 18, 2023, an attorney based in California contacted my firm advising that he would be representing ‘Ye on some of his legal matters.”