The rapper was in Paris during Paris FashionWeek. At a “secret” show, one model walked down the runway wearing West’s T-shirt with “White Lives Matter” imprinted on the back, according to The Guardian.
A photo of Pope John Paul II graced the front of the sweatshirt. “Ye”, as West prefers to be called instead of “Kanye”, was with his guest “rightwing commentator Candace Owens.”
Owens tweeted the news about JP Morgan Chase bank kicking out West:
‘Earlier today I learned that @kanyewest was officially kicked out of JP Morgan Chase bank. I was told there was no official reason given, but they sent this letter as well to confirm that he has until late November to find another place for the Yeezy empire to bank.’
The letter said the bank was dumping “Yeezy LLC and its affiliated entities.” Then, JPMorgan Chase also gave West a November 21 deadline to locate another bank for his millions of dollars.
Controversy appears to follow West. Others also terminated their relationship with the rapper:
‘On Tuesday, an episode of The Shop featuring the rapper was pulled, with SpringHill Company CEO Maverick Carter telling Andscape that West. used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.’
Andscape.com reported on its site that it pulled the episode featuring West:
‘[West] used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.’
‘So the guy who thought slavery was a choice & the woman who said slave owners deserve reparations more than the slaves, wore matching White Lives Matter sweatshirts. Color me surprised.
‘Kanye West & Candace Owens make Martin Luther King Jr. roll over in his grave.’
‘Kanye West is a mentally ill anti-semite. Tommy Tuberville is a racist. Herschel Walker is a moronic liar. Donald Trump is a Fascist Criminal. Welcome to today’s Republican Party.’
At a New York 2016 Yeezy show, the models were treated poorly:
‘[M]odels were required to stand for long periods with no shade or water. The show, held in the grounds of Roosevelt Island, was two hours late and one model fainted before it was over.’
The Paris show was West’s fourth high fashion one:
‘This was the fourth fashion show Ye has held in Paris, where he made his debut as a fashion designer in 2011. His fashion career began in 2008, when he took an internship at Fendi; the following year, he attended Paris fashion week for the first time.’
Ye told Vogue Business, according to the Guardian:
‘Paris is the high cathedral of fashion. If I’m doing music, rap music, I’m going to put my hoodie on and get an Uber and go over to Future’s house. Day after day. And if we’re working on clothes? Paris.’
Kanye has also caused himself problems. In 2018 he commented on slavery:
‘400 years of slavery in the US “sounds like a choice.’
Time will tell.
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