MIAMI BEACH — Hurricane Irma hit celebrities, too.
And like many victims of the September 2017 storm, they too are stuck dealing with insurance companies.
Take rap mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams, for example.
The man behind top hip hop acts Lil Wayne and Drake and Nicki Minaj and Tyga, who lives at 170 Palm Avenue on Palm Island in Miami Beach, has just filed a lawsuit against top world insurance company Lloyd’s of London because the company allegedly failed to pay him for wind and water damages done to the sprawling $14.5 million mansion he bought in 2012.
The producer, who’s engaged to be married to R&B singer Toni Braxton, filed a claim for nearly $1.5 million in damages, a source close to the case says.
“A bunch of windows blew up during the hurricane,” said the source, who asked not to be identified. “He is across the water from the port and the winds hit his house at full speed.”
I’m told the hurricane winds swirled around Birdman’s coop and lifted the roof in several locations.
The rain water then leaked into drywall that had to be ripped out.
“It’s an 18.000-square-foot house,” the source said. “That’s a lot of drywall.”
The breach of contract lawsuit against Lloyd’s alleges the company hasn’t responded to Birdman’s claim. His premium, I’m told, is about $250,000.
Lloyd’s has yet to hire a lawyer to defend itself.
Alan Soven, Williams’ legal point man, confirmed his client filed a claim against Lloyd’s but declined to provide details.