Kanye West is the victim of an expensive prank, after a $4,000 curry was flown from Britain to the US in his name. The Raj restaurant in Newport, Wales, claimed a music promoter had ordered a feast to be delivered to New York for a meeting with the rapper and seven guests on Wednesday. However, West's spokesman Gabe Tesoriero revealed the story was "patently false" because his client wasn't in the city that day. He said: "There is no meeting in New York. There never has been."
The Raj restaurant confirmed yesterday the banquet, including biryanis, bhajees, poppadums and fish curries, was already en route to New York. Head chef Kaysor Ahmed travelled with the food, to make sure it arrived in pristine condition. The $3,900 bill was paid by promotion company Raw Soul.
Story first published: Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 21:42 [IST]