Chicago emcee, producer and designer Kanye West is in trouble yet again for sharing a clip of himself from 2021 on social media recorded by someone who intended to use it for profit without their permission.
The cameraman, Elijah Graham, filed a lawsuit against Kanye in Los Angeles for posting a video he filmed of West in 2021 at a Thanksgiving charity event for homeless people on Skid Row.
At the event, the College Dropout creator began ranting about God and his deteriorating marriage with the hope of remedying his relationship with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. Although the event was two years ago, Graham insists he was planning on using the footage for commercial purposes and asserts that by West releasing it for free, he has deprived him of potential money.
Graham is seeking an injunction and “actual damages and disgorgement of all of the defendant’s profits attributable to the infringement.” Although the Graduation rapper was already divorced when the Skid Row fundraiser was held, he was still hopeful that the power of Christ could help him get back with Kardashian.
During the speech, the Chicago native admitted he had made “mistakes” but passionately declared he wanted to get back with his estranged wife so he could be close to their four children again.
In his rant West exclaimed, “The narrative that God wants is for you to see that everything can be redeemed, and all these relationships — we’ve made mistakes, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband,” he said. “But right now, today, for whatever reason … I’m here to change that narrative.”
He continued, “I’m not letting E! write the narrative on my family. I’m not letting Hulu write the narrative on my family. I’m not letting Disney write the narrative on my family. I am the priest of my home. I have to be next to my children as much as possible, so when I’m out the house, I got a house right next to the house. I’m doing everything to be right next to the situation.”
No further details about the case are available. However, the case will be pursued by the Los Angeles county court.