As his businesses fall apart, Kanye West reportedly hires Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez — aka C.V. — to look out for his interests.
Depp, who turned 50 last month, is said to be seeking legal protection from his family in the event that the rapper goes to prison and seeks to keep his company afloat. Depp is also allegedly concerned that his financial position can be jeopardized, since the rapper has a habit of failing to pay business expenses. West has been in a long-term legal dispute with his former company, YMCMB, which produced his albums and starred in numerous music videos, including “Monster,” “FourFourTwo,” “Power.” In the end, YMCMB filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, causing West to stop all his company activities.
The entertainment industry was surprised that West hired the lawyer who defended Jay-Z in the 2005 fight for the rapper’s portion of the sale of his company. West, who is married to his longtime partner, Kim Kardashian, also hired his longtime friend and attorney, C.V., who helped Jay-Z avoid the bankruptcy that nearly destroyed his business. A report in the Daily Mail claims that Kanye hired C.V. to keep his legal battles from his company, because he fears the rapper won’t make his payments and take control of his company.
“I’ve been trying to reach him,” C.V. told The Daily Mail. “He has been trying to reach me. He’s terrified that YMCMB might take control of his company.”
C.V. also claimed that a man from the rapper’s camp tried to contact him after The Daily Mail article was published, and he was given a call back.
“I’ve never told any of my clients to hire their own lawyers,” C.V. said. “It’s not like I didn’t know what I was getting into. But as a musician myself, I knew it was a unique situation that existed here.”
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