Yet another relationship ends for Kanye West as Balenciaga cuts ties with him. The exact reason for the fashion house’s decision wasn’t stated but many believe it’s a result of the fashion mogul’s anti-semitic attacks.
Per Women’s Wear Daily, the fashion house parent company to Balenciaga circulated a statement saying:
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist.”
While the statement didn’t expand any more than that, it’s clear that Ye’s recent controversies are affecting him negatively. Some months ago, Justin Bieber had to cut ties with the rapper after he insulted his wife.
At one of Chicago’s recent games, the controversial fashion mogul was spotted seating behind his ex-wife Kim Kardashian. It was reported that the SKIMS founder paid him little or no mind throughout the game.
Balenciaga has severed ties with Kanye West
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist” https://t.co/v6ejH3HcCI
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 21, 2022
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At this point, it’s difficult to ascertain the next repercussion of Ye’s “unaccepted” comments and outbursts. Issues hiked up after his show at the Paris Fashion Week where he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt.
The rapper was also in the news for talking down on the Jews in a Drink Champs interview last week. It is believed Kanye West’s relationship with Balenciaga ended because of his “racist remark” on the show.
On Wednesday, October 19, Ye was in an interview with Piers Morgan where he showed no remorse for his anti-Semitic comments. He was unapologetic when asked if he was sorry.
The host jokingly chipped in that Ye is supposed to feel sorry. Again, the fashion designer replied, “Absolutely not.” Many, including Howard Stern, openly condemned Kanye West before Balenciaga ended the relationship with him.
It’s unfortunate for the rapper and the fashion house to cut ties after coming a long way. They have just partnered for a Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection which sold massively. The fashion mogul also opened the walkway for Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week Show.
Although things have ended between Kanye West and Balenciaga, his multi-billion deal with Adidas is still intact. However, it’s reportedly under review.