Kanye West Is Escorted From Skechers Offices, Company Says
Footwear company Skechers said late Wednesday that Kanye West went to its Los Angeles office “unannounced and uninvited” and was then escorted out of the building where he was trying to try to film.
“Given that Ye was involved in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his team from the building after a brief conversation,” the company said. said in a statementreferring to Mr. Tay by the name he is also known.
“Skechers have not reviewed and have no intention of working with West,” the statement added. “We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.”
Attempts to reach Ye’s representative were not immediately successful.
Skechers, in its statement, did not provide any additional details on how the situation unfolded.
The episode comes at a tumultuous time for Ye, a rapper and designer who has widely condemned and abandoned by corporate partners about a series of recent provocations, including objectionable remarks. For the past month, Ye has worn a shirt that reads “White Lives Matter,” a slogan associated with white supremacists, and said on Twitter that he’s going “to death 3″ ON THE RICH”.
And Aaron Donald by the Los Angeles Rams and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics said on Twitter that it was cutting ties with Donda Sports, Ye’s marketing agency, because of the hateful comments.