Kanye West says he lost $2 billion in one day after companies cut ties with the rapper.
The 45-year-old made the claim when he returned to Instagram on Thursday (27.10.22) after his account was restricted earlier this month following a string of anti-Semitic outbursts.
Kanye addressed his post about his financial loss to Ari Emmanuel, the Hollywood agent who runs the Endeavor Agency, writing in a Financial Times opinion piece that “nowhere is there any tolerance for West’s anti-Semitism.” It shouldn’t be,” urging the brand to stop. Partnering with rappers and designers.
Kanye wrote on Instagram, “Ali Emmanuel, I lost $2 billion in one day. And I’m still alive.
“This is a love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. Money is not me. People are who I am.”
Ali, 61, is Jewish and is considered one of the most powerful figures in entertainment, having inspired the character of Ali Gold in ‘Entourage’.
Kanye’s Apple Music Essentials Playlist was taken down, his deals with Balenciaga and Gap fell through, and he was fired from CAA’s talent agency.
However, Ye, a father of four, recently claimed that anti-Semitic slurs don’t make him lose money.
The rapper told TMZ: The day he left the Balenciaga site was one of his freest.”
Kanye has accused people of “trying to silence” him amid other controversies, including parading a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week, and people blaming him to “get points.” He added that he had severed ties with
He added about refusing to cancel:
Doubling down on his controversial remarks, he added:
“We all need to come together. If we don’t just love lies, we have to get the truth before we can get love.”
“They never thought someone had a platform. you can’t.”