c. B. Morgan Chase He cut ties with Yeezy Brands, which is owned by Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West.
The bank sent Yi a letter on September 20, weeks before he was plunged into controversy after he wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at his Paris fashion show and made antisemitic posts on social media.
The message has been shared by Ye friend Conservative activist Candice Owens said on Twitter: “We have come to very scary times in this country.” She did not specify in her tweet when the message was sent.
Yi told the New York Post about the news on Wednesday, “Hey, if you call someone because of a bad job, it means you’re an anti-Semite. I’m glad I crossed the line with this idea so we can talk openly about things like being canceled by a bank.”
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Yi said he plans to cut ties with the company in an interview a week before the bank’s speech, telling Bloomberg, “It’s time for me to do it on my own.”
He added, “It’s OK. The companies made money. The companies made me money. We came up with ideas that will change clothes forever. Like the sweatshirt, the foam runner, the slides that changed the shoe industry. Now it’s time for you to make the new industry. No more companies standing between me and The audience “.
He also criticized JPMorgan executives before the interview on Instagram and said he could not contact the CEO by phone.
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“I feel like there is a great deal of control and manipulation to suppress my ability to influence me US economy and industry,” Ye told Bloomberg of JPMorgan.
The bank gave Yeezy 60 days of letter to find a new institution for her money.
Yeezy has already ended her relationship with Gap and Adidas said her partnership with Mogul is “under review” following the “White Lives Matter” controversy.
“After repeated efforts to resolve the situation privately, we have taken the decision to put the partnership under review,” the company said on October 6, three days after Yi fashion show. “We will continue to be involved in managing the current product during this period,” the company said in a statement.
No reason has been identified by JP Morgan’s severance of relations.
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