Skechers executives escorted Kanye West from the company’s offices to Los Angelesafter the rapper and fashion designer showed up “unannounced and uninvited” on Wednesday.
In A declaration released after the incident, the shoe brand said it “did not intend to work with West” and that the artist, now known as Ye, was engaged in “unauthorized filming “.
“He and his party” were kicked out of the building after a “brief conversation”, the company added.
Skechers comments come one day after Adidas ended its longtime collaboration with Ye, following a series of anti-Semitic comments made by Ye in recent weeks.
“We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not condone anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech,” Skechers said.
Ye has spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in interviews and on social media. And earlier this month, he caused outrage by presenting t-shirts at Paris fashion week that featured the slogan “White Lives Matter”, a phrase associated with white supremacists.
Ye has become more and more isolated as more brands move away from him.
Gap, which ended its association with Ye in September, is now taking immediate action to remove Yeezy Gap products from its stores and shut down YeezyGap.com. Balenciaga also severed ties with him, and the end of his lucrative adidas deal means that Ye would no longer be a billionaire. Its long time CAA talent agency it is said that he no longer represents it.
California political leaders have also join the choir of those who condemned Ye’s behavior this week, after recent anti-Semitic incidents in Los Angeles — some of which specifically referenced Ye’s comments about Jews — have residents on edge.