Ye allegedly told the Yeezy staff “on more than one occasion” that if they were ever “stuck creatively, just watch porn for 10 minutes.”
Adidas issued a statement to RS, saying that the brand “will not discuss private conversations, details, or events that lead ...
...[sic] to our decision to terminate the Adidas Yeezy partnership and decline to comment on any related speculation.”
Ye published a 30-minute documentary, including a scene where he allegedly showed an explicit movie to a high-ranking Adidas member to describe how he was going ...
...to be “your worst nightmare.” Ye told the executives in the video, “What you’re feeling right now is extreme discomfort, and that is exactly the point.”
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Rolling Stone also reports that “a revelatory, open letter by prominent former members of the Yeezy team insists that leaders from Adidas were aware of West’s ‘problematic behavior’ but “turned their moral compass off.” Several former high-ranking Yeezy employees sent the letter on Tuesday ...
...to the Adidas executive board members and the newly installed CEO. RS claims to have obtained the letter, which reads, “[Ye] has, in years past, exploded at women in the room with offensive remarks and would resort to sexually disturbing references when providing design feedback.”
“I never looked at porn with him or anything like that, but we would look at things together that maybe would be surprising to people,” Pete Fox, who served as president of Yeezy in 2016, told Rolling Stone.
“In high fashion, there’s a lot of sexy, controversial things that maybe they reference or look at, as opposed to a company like Adidas where you would never show any nudity in a mood board,” he said.
“‘You don’t deserve to sit at the table,’” West allegedly said.
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“He wanted to continue to use his power to violate you in a quiet way and threaten your role and existence within the team.” Ye and Kim were together from the early 2010s until Kim filed for divorce in February 2021.
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