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Balenciaga breaks off partnership with Kanye West

Balenciaga breaks off partnership with Kanye West

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CNN Business

Fashion house Balenciaga has officially cut ties with Kanye West after a series of anti-Semitic posts and other controversial comments from the rapper, according to a report by Women’s Wear Daily citing a statement from Balenciaga’s parent company.

“Balenciaga no longer has any relationship or any plans for future projects related to this artist,” Kering, Balenciaga’s parent company, said in a statement to WWD. Kering did not respond to CNN Business’s requests for comment.

West, who legally changed his name to Yi, Teamed up with Balenciaga for the popular Yeezy Gap line earlier this year. Gap first announced her 10-year contract with Ye for the Yeezy Gap brand in June 2020, but West said last month that it was. Termination of his partnership with GAP due to “material non-compliance”.

In an internal company email, Gap Brand President and CEO Mark Breitbard said he decided to “terminate the partnership” because their “vision is not aligned.”

Adidas said it is review their partnership With the West after the relationship grew increasingly strained between the two.

New York times mentioned That West and Balenciaga had a close relationship and that he and creative director Demna Gvasalia write “several times a day”. But Gvaselia and Cedric Charbet, CEO of Balenciaga, were reported to have attended the ill-fated fashion show in Paris where West wore one of his controversial stripes. ‘Egg lives matter’ shirts;

Ye’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted earlier this month for violating the policies of posts containing antisemitic content.

In a now-deleted tweet, West said he was “going to die crook 3 [sic] On the Jewish People,” according to Internet Archive Wayback Machine records compiled by CNN.

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Recently, Yi announced plans to Get Parlera far-right social platform, to prevent having to “fear being removed from social media again.”