Things have reached a new low for rapper Kanye West, who recently found himself under fire for ‘White Lives Matter’ sloganeering and antisemitic remarks. In response to his refusal to withdraw his antisemitic comments, a slew of organisations have now cut ties with him moving forward, which includes his booking agency and lawyer.
It was reported by Deadline, that the Creative Arts Agency (CAA) has severed all links with the rapper. He signed on with the company for touring matters back in 2016, but has not toured since, meaning that on this front, it probably won’t affect him all that much.
Elsewhere, Hollywood powerhouse MRC has announced that it is to halt a documentary they recently completed about the rapper. In a statement, the company’s bosses explained that they “cannot support any content that amplifies his platform” because of his antisemitic comments.
Continuing the pile on, a representative from Vogue has told Page Six, that neither their iconic editor, Anna Wintour, nor the magazine plan on working with West in the future. West has moonlighted as a fashion designer over recent years and has been featured in the magazine numerous times, meaning that he has lost a significant supporter.
TMZ has reported that the lawyer Camille Vasquez, who represented Johnny Depp during the Amber Heard defamation trial, has dropped West as a client. This is possibly the most damning account of the position he now finds himself in, as they only recently began working together. It is claimed that she told her firm, Brown Rudnick, that she would no longer work with him, and so the dye was cast.
Financial powerhouse JPMorgan Chase also recently confirmed that they had “decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC and its affiliated entities”.