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Trump Says He Didn't Know White Nationalist He Dined With

Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West

(Newser) - Donald Trump has acknowledged dining with a notorious white nationalist and Holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago—but he says Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West and he didn't know who he was. "This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago," Trump said...

Adidas Investigating Big Allegations Against Kanye West

Former employees allege bullying, mind games, vulgarity

(Newser) - Adidas tolerated a lot of disturbing and deeply inappropriate behavior from Kanye West before it decided to cut its ties with him over his antisemitic remarks, according to former employees. The company says it is investigating allegations that employees involved with West's Yeezy line of sneakers endured "years...

Trump Hasn't Tweeted Yet, but Kanye West Has

After October removal for anti-Semitic tweets he posts 'Shalom :)'

(Newser) - Ye, or Kanye West as he was formally known, was restricted from Twitter in October after posting a slew of anti-Semitic remarks. He tweeted a flurry of messages around Nov. 3 and 4 (including one that said he was taking a verbal fast for a month), then nothing until Sunday,...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
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On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

Late-Night Hosts Couldn't Resist Poking at Ye

Late-night hosts pick fun at 'desperate' Kanye West, Elon Musk's sink

(Newser) - Late-night hosts had a field day with Kanye West and Elon Musk Thursday night, with Stephen Colbert announcing West wasn’t just restricted from social media platforms but was now banned from The Late Show . "I had to do it now because I was afraid that he would just...

West's Donda Academy Abruptly Shuts Down

Move was 'at the discretion of our Founder,' principal told parents

(Newser) - Kanye West's educational venture appears to have collapsed alongside his business ventures amid fallout from his antisemitic rants . The Times of London reports that the principal of Donda Academy told parents in an email Wednesday that "at the discretion of our Founder, Donda Academy will close for the...

Executives Escort Kanye West Out of Skechers' LA Office

Embattled rapper wasn't invited, company says

(Newser) - Kanye West wasn't invited to a Los Angeles corporate office of Skechers on Wednesday, and it appears he wasn't welcome. The rapper's unannounced visit happened a day after a competitor, Adidas, ended its business partnership with him; West has faced widespread denunciation for making a series of...

Holocaust Museum Hit With Attacks After Ye Rejects Invitation

Los Angeles museum had invited him for a tour after his anti-Semitic remarks

(Newser) - After the anti-Semitic remarks made by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, the Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles invited Ye for a private tour. Since doing so, the museum says it has received a deluge of anti-Semitic messages, the Los Angeles Times reports. As for Ye, he revealed on...

Forbes: Kanye West Is No Longer a Billionaire

End of Adidas deal 'was the final nail in Ye’s net-worth coffin'

(Newser) - Kanye West has repeatedly disputed his position on Forbes' list of billionaires but the magazine says that will no longer be an issue—because he's no longer a billionaire. Adidas ended its relationship with the rapper Tuesday in a move that Forbes says "was the final nail in...

Adidas Has Made Its Decision on Kanye

It's a no on Ye: Company cuts ties after series of antisemitic remarks

(Newser) - It's been weeks since Adidas first mentioned it was mulling its partnership with Kanye West, who's been under fire after sporting a "White Lives Matter" shirt at Paris Fashion Week, followed by a string of antisemitic comments. Now, the mulling is over: Bloomberg reported early Tuesday that...

Agency Drops West, and Demand for His Music Falls
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West Faces More Losses

Agency drops rapper, and studio shelves documentary

(Newser) - Kanye West's series of anti-Semitic comments is costing him profitable corporate deals while inspiring public displays of hate speech by others. The backlash among his business partners is not universal, though: Adidas said weeks ago it's reconsidering its relationship with the rapper but hasn't said anything since,...

Family Considers Suing After Ye's George Floyd Remarks
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George Floyd's Family Plans to Sue Ye for $250M

He 'maliciously made statements that are inaccurate and unfounded,' attorneys say

(Newser) - Update: George Floyd's family is planning to sue Kanye West for $250 million over his claims that Floyd died from a fentanyl overdose. Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd's daughter, plans to file the suit on the girl's behalf, Rolling Stone reports. A statement from attorneys said...

Kanye Buying His Own Social Media Platform
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Kanye Is Buying Parler Platform

Entertainer calls it a move to make sure 'conservative opinions' are heard

(Newser) - Social media platforms keep banning Kanye West, so now he plans to buy his own. The entertainer now known as Ye has struck a deal to buy Parler, which is seen as a sort-of right-wing Twitter, reports Axios . "In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial...

JPMorgan Chase Cuts Ties With Kanye West

But the break was planned before anti-Semitic diatribes

(Newser) - Candace Owens, the controversial conservative commentator who appeared alongside Kanye West wearing a "White Lives Matter" shirt at Paris Fashion Week, on Wednesday night posted a letter from JPMorgan Chase to the rapper announcing that the bank was cutting ties with West's company, Yeezy Inc. However, as TMZ...

Adidas Reconsiders Kanye West Partnership

After outbursts, company questions 'mutual respect and shared values'

(Newser) - Under pressure over inflammatory and offensive remarks and actions by Kanye West—including wearing a "White Lives Matter" T-shirt at a fashion show—Adidas announced last week that it's rethinking their profitable arrangement and added an ominous postscript. "The Adidas-Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful...

Ye Returns to Twitter, Immediately Gets Himself Suspended

Rapper violated social network's policies, company says

(Newser) - After Kanye West's Instagram account was suspended Friday for antisemitic content, the rapper took his rants to Twitter. On Sunday, Twitter announced that it, too, had locked the rapper's account . Ye, as the rapper is now legally known, had been away from Twitter for almost two years when...

Instagram Restricts Kanye West's Account

American Jewish Committee calls post anti-Semitic

(Newser) - Instagram has placed restrictions on Kanye West's account in response to posts criticized as anti-Semitic. A spokesperson for Meta, Instagram's parent company, told the Hollywood Reporter that the platform also has deleted some content posted on the @kanyewest account. Instagram said the restrictions were imposed for violations of...

Kanye's Interview on Fox Was a Wild One

Rapper talks with Tucker Carlson on controversial 'White Lives Matter' shirt, the media, Kim K

(Newser) - Kanye West is back in headlines this week, after making an appearance at Paris Fashion Week sporting a "White Lives Matter" shirt that immediately drew backlash . On Thursday night, the 45-year-old rapper and fashion designer showed up on Tucker Carlson's Fox program, and he had a lot to...

Source Explains Why Kanye West Wore 'White Lives Matter' Shirt

Rapper showed up at Paris Fashion Week wearing shirt with the message

(Newser) - On Monday, Kanye West showed up at the surprise debut of his YZY Season Nine collection at Paris Fashion Week wearing a controversial shirt—and now a source says the move was not a publicity stunt, and the rapper is confused as to why it caused such a backlash. The...

Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

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