It’s been a while since Adidas cut ties with Kanye West, this in the midst of a wave of comments that in the public eye were considered hate speech. In the midst of all this, several former employees who worked for the Yeezy brand (the collaboration between the sportswear company and the artist), have revealed their experience working in that environment.
On November 22, Rolling Stone magazine released a new report where more former workers denounce Ye’s actions as a boss. And this time, the accusations even border on the topics of pornography and manipulation.
Kanye West and the accusations about the use of intimate photos and videos recently revealed
The RS report comes from an open letter some former employees sent to the Adidas board. In it, they state that shoe company executives “turned off their moral compass” knowing the way in which Kanye West addressed a good part of the Yeezy collaborators.
Some of the statements in the report (which you can read in full HERE), say that the rapper told an employee: “I want you to make me a shoe that can fuck me”which was just one of the many sexualized expressions with which the businessman also made himself understood with his team.
The RS article mentions that Kanye West used different intimidation techniques on Adidas and Yeezy staff, frequently targeting women. According to anonymous witnesses, West even used intimate photos and videos of Kim Kardashian and himself (being with other women) to show them to the employees. Or even with people who were interviewed for jobs.
“He, in years past, blew up on the women in the room with offensive comments, and used sexually disturbing references when providing design feedback“, says one of the copies of the letter to which the American edition of Rolling Stone had access.
The aforementioned outlet says they tried to get answers from the sportswear and footwear brand, but a spokesperson said that details of private conversations will not be discussed related to the breakdown of the relationship between Kanye and Adidas.
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