According to TMZ, Kanye West' s signature was forged on a New York Fashion Week document that cost German fashion designer Philipp Plein nearly $1,000,000.
Sources told the gossip site a former associate of Ye's "secretly contacted Philipp Plein," whose NYFW show is Monday, February 11, misrepresenting himself as a formal representative of Kanye's, and began negotiations for the 41-year-old rapper to perform at Philipp's forthcoming show.
the alleged forger/ Ye impersonator signed Kanye's name on the performance contract, which released the funds to a wired to an account that was promptly emptied, leaving Philipp high and dry.
As for the guy behind the whole scheme, he's said to be a "former friend" of West's and an associate of G.O.O.D Music.
Neither Kanye or Philipp has released a statement regarding the alleged scam.