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Impersonator Forges Kanye West’s Signature, Receives $750,000 For ‘Appearance Fee’

An impersonator has reportedly forged Kanye West’s signature to arrange a performance with Phillipp Plein, to perform at his runshow.

The impersonator, whom TMZ is reporting to be former G.O.O.D. Music associate, Malik Yusef, who reportedly posed as Kanye’s representative and negotiated a price of $900,000 to perform at the show. A document, believed to be the contract agreement shows Kanye’s signature, which is now presumed to be forged.

As rumour persisted about Kanye’s involvement, Kim Kardashian was the first to set the record straight when she tweeted that Kanye was in no way involved in the runshow.

She said: “He’s not performing at any fashion show this season. Just a rumor”

But according to the New York Times, the invitation said there was going to be a three-course meal and a performance by Kanye West. They also said Knaye knew nothing about the performance although a fee of $750,000 was wired to “Donda S. House Inc.”  Donda’s House was a non-profit formed by Kanye, however the organization changed its name to Art of Culture, Inc. in 2018.
It is assumed the impersonator used the name to get the money. Another  $150,000 was reportedly wired to Burundi Partlow Consulting, a Chicago-based company run by music industry figure Burundi Partlow.

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