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Kanye West’s ID Stolen, Used for $1 Million NYFW Deal [PHOTO]

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Real friends are hard to find, just ask Kanye West.  

According to TMZ, Kanye fell victim of identity fraud after a “former friend” contacted German designer Phillip Plein to book the G.O.O.D. Music mogul a New Fashion Week event next Monday (Feb. 11). 

Kanye West name forged

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The person responsible for reaching out to Plein has yet to be identified, but it’s known that he represented himself as Kanye’s rep and began negotiations for the Chi-town native to perform during the event.

The mystery friend received a $900,000 wire advance, and “promptly cleaned [it] out.”

Needless to say, Kanye will not be appearing at the NYFW event. 

Plein has yet to comment, but lawsuits are sure to come.

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