Rolling Stone reports that Kanye West once made an artist sit on the floor with him for hours.
An ex-staffer claimed that the incident was the result of a dispute between West and the designer.
According to the report, the designer had been working on Adidas-Yeezy’s line.
Kanye West (also known as Ye) made a young woman designer sit down on the floor for an hour-long discussion. Rolling Stone, This cited an ex-staffer, who was in the room.
The publication spoke to over a dozen former Adidas and Yeezy employees. The publication spoke to several former employees who requested anonymity. They said West created a hostile environment for people who worked under his leadership on the Adidas-Yeezy partnership. The collaboration between West and the sportswear company lasted Nine years.
Ex-workers claimed that West would praise certain workers while ignoring others he had supported in the past. One former employee described it to be “playing mind-games.”
According to the publication, the incident began with a dispute between West and the young designer.
The former employee recalls West saying, “You don’t deserve to sit down at the table,” before West made the designer sit down for the remainder of the meeting. They said it lasted several hours.
Some of the former employees also claimed that West had shown their appreciation. Images of Kim Kardashian as a wife are explicit Multiple times.
Adidas fired West on October 25 following a series of scandals that drew intense public criticism. The rapper posted a series obscene tweets in one instance. Following the posts, his account was locked. later reinstated.
Adidas spokeswoman said that Adidas did not tolerate hate speech or offensive behavior, and therefore had ended the Adidas Yeezy Partnership. We have been and continue being actively involved in conversations with our employees regarding the events that led to our decision not to continue the partnership. We are there to support them and we are working through the details of the termination. We have made it clear that we want our employees’ talents and skills to be retained within the company.
“Having said that, we won’t discuss any private conversations, details, or events that led to our decision to end the Adidas Yeezy Partnership and decline to comment on any speculation.”
Insider asked for comment from representatives of Yeezy but they did not respond. West was unable to be reached directly for comment.
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