Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Trouble in paradise for Kanye West, who finds himself being targeted by many of the people who worked on his Gold Digger video. They reckon Kanye's neglected to pay them and have launched a legal action.

Everyone else is shuffling responsibility:

Kanye West's record label Def Jam, meanwhile, insists responsibility lies with the production company. A spokesperson says, "Production companies submit budgets, we approve them, and then we cut a check.

"But beyond the approved budget all costs and fees are paid for by the production company."

At the same time, 18 of the crew from Lil'Kim's last video shoot prior to her being banged up also say they're waiting for pay. They got cheques in September which bounced. Kim is apparently offering to make good the outstanding money in snout and pineapple chunks.