MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The rapper, formerly known as Kanye West, made an unannounced appearance Wednesday, a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the artist following his anti-Semitic remarks. was escorted from the headquarters of California-based sports shoe manufacturer Skechers. .
The Grammy winner, who legally changed his name to Ye, “arrived unannounced and uninvited” at Skechers’ headquarters in Manhattan Beach, southwest of Los Angeles, the company said.
“Given that Ye was engaged in an unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted Ye and his group out of the building after a brief conversation,” the company said in a statement. .”
“Skechers has not considered working with West and has no intention of doing so,” the company said. We do not tolerate hate speech.”
The rapper’s Instagram account, which had been suspended for anti-Semitic comments, resumed posting on Tuesday night.A letter from a well-known law firm spelled out that Ye could resume creating apparel and new shoe designs. A new message showing a screengrab of a text message believed to be from earlier.
We were unable to verify the details of your message. An email sent to Ye’s rep did not immediately respond to her message.
For weeks, Ye has made anti-Semitic comments in interviews and on social media. Among them was her Twitter post earlier this month about running a “Death Con 3 against the Jews” soon. His post got him suspended from both Twitter and his Instagram.
He apologized for Monday’s tweet.
On Tuesday, sportswear maker Adidas announced it was ending its partnership with Ye, who helped him become a billionaire, citing anti-Semitism and hate speech as unacceptable.
The German sneaker giant said it expects to hit up to €250 million ($246 million) in net income due to its decision to immediately halt production of Yeezy products.
The company had stuck with Ye throughout other controversies after he suggested he opted for slavery and called the COVID-19 vaccine the “mark of the beast.”
Other companies, including Foot Locker, Gap, TJ Maxx, JPMorgan Chase bank, and Vogue magazine, have also announced they are severing ties with Ye. An MRC documentary about him was also scrapped.
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