The shoe company, Skechers, said late Wednesday that Kanye West came to the company’s Los Angeles offices “unannounced and uninvited” and was then escorted from the building, where he was trying to film.
“Given that Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party out of the building after a short conversation,” He said in a statementreferring to Mr. West by the name by which he is also known.
“Skechers is not thinking and has no intention of working with the West,” the statement added. “We condemn his recent divisive statements and do not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.”
Attempting to reach Yi’s representative was immediately unsuccessful.
In its statement, Skechers did not provide any additional details on how the situation had developed.
The episode comes at a chaotic time for Ye, the rapper and designer who was once It has been widely condemned and abandoned by corporate partners over a series of recent provocations, including anti-Semitic statements. For the past month, Ye has worn a T-shirt that read “White Lives Matter,” a slogan associated with white supremacists, and said on Twitter that she was going to “Death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE.”
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