Just hours before his court hearing, Kanye West is switching up his legal team.
According to TMZ, Ye fired his latest lawyer, Chris Melcher, after their relationship “became extremely difficult” including a breakdown in communication.
Sources claim Ye kept changing his mind. One day, he wanted to settle things with Kim and others, he expressed a desire to put up a fight.
He has now hired attorney Samantha Spector, who recently represented Nicole Young in her high-profile divorce from Dr. Dre. Dre was repped by Laura Wasser in his divorce, so it will once again be Spector vs. Wasser in the Kardashian-West divorce proceedings.
This is apparently Ye’s fourth attorney since Kim filed for divorce in February 2021. In a statement last month, Kim slammed Ye for his “constant attacks” while referencing his legal musical chairs.
“I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably,” she wrote.
It is expected that the judge will declare Kim legally single during Wednesday’s hearing. It’s unclear if Spector will ask the judge for a continuance in order to allow her more time to prepare as the new lawyer.