Kanye West Escorted Out Of Skechers Los Angeles Offices After He Arrived Unannounced And Uninvited
Shoe brand Skechers claims it had to escort Kanye West from its corporate offices in Los Angeles after he showed up “unannounced and uninvited”.
The company added it had “no intention” of working with the rapper and designer who goes by the name of Ye.
It comes after Adidas, the German sportswear giant, cut ties with Mr. West over anti-Semitic remarks he made on social media.
The BBC has contacted Mr. West’s representatives for comment. In a statement, Skechers said Mr. West had arrived at its offices with a party and was “engaged in unauthorized filming”.
The party was escorted from the building after a brief conversation, it said.
The brand said: “We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech.”
It added: “We again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited.”
Mr. West, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, has been involved in a string of high-profile spats with big brands in recent months and many have cut ties.
The scandals have hit the rapper’s income and he has lost his position in Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires. The magazine estimates the loss of the Adidas partnership has cut his net worth from $1.5bn (£1.3bn) to $400m.
In the past few hours, Mr. West has taken to Instagram to address the well-known entertainment talent agent Ari Emmanuel, who had called on firms to stop working with Ye over his anti-Semitic comments.
He wrote: “Ari Emmanuel I lost 2 billion dollars in one day and I’m still alive. This is a love speech. I still love you. God still loves you The money is not who I am. The people is who I am.”