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Kanye West Fires Another Attorney One Day Before Major Divorce Hearing With Kim Kardashian

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Mar. 2 2022, Published 8:56 a.m. ET

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Kanye West has changed up his legal team once again.

Just one day before his upcoming hearing in his grueling divorce with Kim Kardashian, the 44-year-old reportedly fired another attorney.

As reported by Radar, the rapper's former attorney, Chris Melcher, was dropped from representing West in the high profile divorce case after having communication issues with the fashion designer.

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The Donda artist has instead enlisted Dr. Dre's lawyer Samantha Spector, marking West's fourth attorney since his estranged wife filed for divorce from him in February 2021.

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The upcoming hearing — which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 — will determine whether Kardashian, 41, will be granted her request to be declared legally single.

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The SKIMS founder has been pleading with the court to speed up her divorce, despite West's efforts to delay the process.

As OK! reported, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum filed another request last week, claiming that her ex is causing her distress with his very public social media attacks, which are often aimed at her new beau, Pete Davidson.

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"I very much desire to be divorced. I have asked Kanye to keep our divorce private, but he has not done so," she explained in the docs. "Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private family matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress."

"I believe that the Court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children," her request continued.

West's legal team fired back at the time, calling Kardashian's statement "double hearsay," as OK! learned.

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"Kim claims she read something online allegedly by Kanye and characterizes the posts in her declaration as misinformation," the Yeezy creator's lawyer wrote. "The social media posts are not attached to the declaration."

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"Kim needed to offer the social media posts into evidence, and show that the posts were written by Kanye. Had that been done, the posts would be admissible as statements of a party opponent. Instead, Kim argues a point that is not in the records," his team concluded. "The statement is inadmissible hearsay…so Kanye asks that it be stricken."

Though West's scathing posts have since-been deleted, there has been constant media coverage and screenshots shared of the offending comments made by the billionaire rapper. Despite speculation he was hacked at one point during his social media tirade, Ye went on to share a photo of himself holding up a sign, declaring he has not been hacked and was in fact posting the aggressive messages.

The estranged spouses — who share four children — will likely appear virtually for Wednesday's hearing, according to TMZ, unless the court date is rescheduled as a result of West's recent legal team change-up.

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