Kanye West ‘escorted’ out of Skechers offices after he arrived uninvited
- Skechers’ statement came a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the artist
- For weeks, West has made anti-Semitic outbursts in interviews and social media
Kanye West was “escorted” by two executives out of the Skechers corporate offices after the rapper showed up uninvited, the shoe company said in a statement Wednesday.
West – known formally as Ye – has made headlines in recent weeks for racist and anti-Semitic statements that have cost him several lucrative fashion collaborations.
He arrived “unannounced and without invitation” at the Los Angeles offices, Skechers said, adding that he was “engaged in unauthorised filming”.
The hip hop star appeared at a Paris fashion show this month wearing a shirt emblazoned with “White Lives Matter”, a slogan created as a backlash to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Days later, he was locked out of Twitter and Instagram for threatening to “Go death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” using a reference to US military readiness.
“Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West,” the company said Wednesday.
“We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.
“Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorised filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation,” it added.
Paris-based fashion house Balenciaga ended ties with West last week.
West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian posted a message condemning hate speech on social media this week without mentioning her former husband.
West, 45, has been outspoken about his struggles with mental health issues.
Additional reporting by Reuters