Watch: Kanye West's lawyers plan to contact him through newspaper adverts
Kanye West's lawyers are planning to publish newspaper adverts to tell him that they no longer wish to represent him.
The rapper — known as Ye — has allegedly shut down the mobile phone number which he had given law firm Greenberg Traurig, and so they have been unable to contact him.
The legal team now plan to take out adverts in two Los Angeles-based newspapers publishing the order from the judge allowing them to withdraw from West's case, as an alternative means of contacting him.
Documents obtained by website AllHipHop state: "Publication of the Withdrawal Order’s contents in two Los Angeles-area newspapers, where Ye appears to reside, will also apprise him of the Withdrawal Order
"Given Ye’s public status, publication of the Withdrawal Order will likely garner significant media attention, resulting in broader publication and provide an even greater likelihood of apprising Ye of the Order.”
Greenberg Traurig were representing West in his copyright lawsuit against Ultra International Music Publishing.
The music publishing company are suing West over allegations he uses a sample from Chicago musician Marshall Jefferson 1986 house song Move Your Body without permission in his track Flowers on album Donda 2.
West's lawyers filed a motion to withdraw from the case at the beginning of November and it was immediately granted by the judge.
The hip hop musician and fashion designer has been plagued by controversy over the last year — most recently when he publicly voiced support for Hitler in an appearance on far-right website Infowars.
West, 45, settled his divorce with Kim Kardashian, 42, at the end of November 2022.
They both have "equal access" to their four children: North, nine, Saint, seven, Chicago, four, and three-year-old Psalm. The couple had a prenup in place so assets were divided up accordingly.
Neither party will get spousal support; however, West must pay £162,000 [US$200,000] a month to his ex-wife in child support. He will also be responsible for half of the children's educational and security expenses.
West is now reported to be in a relationship with Bianca Censor, a designer employed by his company Yeezy.
Kardashian, who filed for divorce from West in 2021 after 10 years together, dated comedian Pete Davidson, 29, for nine months before the split in the summer of 2022.