Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Associate Malik Yusef Denies ID Theft … I'm Not Scamming Anybody!!!
2/9/2019 1:03 PM PST
Malik Yusef says he was doing work on Kanye West‘s behalf to arrange a New York Fashion Week show but it didn’t work out … but it’s definitely not the shady scheme it’s being made out to be.
We broke the story … Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music associate is accused of forging the rapper’s signature to strike a deal with Philipp Plein to stage a NYFW event with Ye performing, and then making off with at least $ 750,000.
Yusef strongly denies those allegations and tells us it was business as usual as he negotiated with Plein to get some “futuristic t-shirts” at Fashion Week. He claims Kanye was aware of the pending contract, but when it became clear Ye wasn’t going to perform … he let Plein know the deal was off.
Malik claims he didn’t touch a dime of Plein’s money and even sent it back to him. He’s adamant he’s not scamming anyone and points out he’s been working with Kanye for years … and they run a foundation together.
Yusef insists he’s never taken anything from Kanye, adding … “I barely take his f***in’ advice.”
On Twitter, he’s also responded to a suggestion he might be getting set up, saying … “Its actually less against me and more against @phillip_plein but I ain’t going either tho.”
Sources close to Kanye tell us a different story, though … saying Kanye never committed to anything and had no idea about the show Yusef was communicating to Plein about.
A rep for Kanye adds, “Malik Yusef is certainly in no position to negotiate a deal, receive money, or forge Kanye’s signature or sign any contracts on his behalf.”