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Kanye West spends more than $50K on dinner party in Paris

Rapper splurges on his pals
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Kanye West (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Kanye West reportedly splashed more than $50,000 on a dinner party in Paris for his friends.

The scandal-plagued rapper, 47, who was infamously dumped from a string of big-brand deals in the wake of his anti-Semitic outbursts and is being sued by a series of his former employees, is said to have paid the massive bill while visiting the French capital for Paris Fashion Week. Accompanying him was his 29-year-old wife, Bianca Censori.

According to The Sun, West spent $40,800 on wine at his bash and $3,100 on smoked salmon, inviting around 30 people to a private apartment in the Quartier Saint Germain des Pres.

The musician is said to have been joined by a group of “friends, French collaborators, and music and sports industry contacts all in town for the annual fashion parties,” an insider said.

“Kanye loves to be a great host. He isn’t afraid to spend tons of money on food and drink. He loves Paris and French cuisine,” the source added.

The musician’s drink tab alone for the evening was around $40,000, featuring a wine list that would make any sommelier weep with joy. It included five bottles of Pinot Noir, costing a $3,950 each, Bordeaux bottles at $1,000 each, $7,440 worth of Dom Perignon champagne, and six bottles of Cristal Brut.

The rapper paired these drinks with fine caviar and top French-reared steak. Not content with just one luxury food item, he reportedly ordered 12 portions of Caviar Petrossian at $320 per 30 grams, $3,100 in smoked salmon, and $1,340 worth of steak. When West does surf and turf, he doesn’t skimp.

Meanwhile, back in the States, the “Jesus Walks” rapper is tangled in a web of lawsuits that are thicker than the menu at his dinner party. West has been accused of sending explicit messages about his sex life to his former assistant, Lauren Pisciotta, who has lodged a harassment lawsuit against him. Newly obtained extracts from the legal papers allege he sent Pisciotta unsolicited messages, including one about his preferences for his dates’ extracurricular activities.

In typical Kanye West fashion, he has denied all the allegations, calling them “baseless” and amounting to “blackmail.”

The lawsuits don’t stop there. Former Donda Academy employees, including a man named Benjamin Deshon Provo, claim the rapper “berated” him due to his skin color. Another ex-staff member, Trevor Phillips, alleged in a suit lodged in April that West flaunted nude photos of a female friend to colleagues and once simulated inappropriate behavior during a meeting.

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