The incident comes a day after Adidas announced the end of its multi-billion dollar partnership with Ye following his continued and brazen anti-Semitic comments. For weeks, the artist unleashed rants on social media and in podcasts and TV interviews.
According to Skechers, Ye and others arrived “unannounced and uninvited” and had a “brief conversation” with executives before being led out of the building because Ye was “engaged in unauthorized filming”. .
Ye’s surprise visit could signal that he may be looking for a new home for his shoe brand Yeezy.
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The backlash from the artist’s anti-Semitic and offensive comments cost him nearly his entire empire. In the weeks before Ye lost the contract with Adidas, which Forbes estimates at $1.5 billion alone, several companies – including French fashion house Balenciaga, JPMorgan Chase, talent agency CAA and Hollywood financier and producer MRC – have ended their relationships with the artist. This week, Gap and other companies announced that they would no longer sell Ye’s products.
The artist, who was often described as a creative genius before his latest erratic behavior, has been essentially ostracized from major cultural touchstones. Last week, a Vogue spokesperson told Page Six that magazine and editor Anna Wintour would no longer work with him. The magazine has a history of working closely with the artist, putting him and Kim Kardashian on the cover when they got married and including his line with Balenciaga in its pages.