The rapper was accused of ‘unauthorized filming’ after an unannounced visit to the company’s Los Angeles office.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, was escorted from Skechers’ corporate office in Los Angeles after making an unannounced and uninvited appearance, according to the footwear company.
Two company executives removed Ye and several individuals after the rapper engaged in “unauthorized filming” at the office, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, local time.
Skechers, the world’s third-largest footwear brand by revenue, says it has no intention of working with Ye and does not tolerate anti-Semitism and other hate speech amid controversy over the this rapper’s outrageous remarks about Jews.
“We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech,” the company said. “The company would like to emphasize once again that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices.”
The incident occurred after Adidas on Tuesday ending partnership with Ye in response to “unacceptable, hateful and dangerous” comments about Jews, although the rapper claimed the sportswear company could not disqualify him for making anti-semantic comments.
The German sportswear giant has abandoned the partnership, worth an estimated $1.5 billion, after the rapper was suspended from Twitter and Instagram earlier this month for anti-Semitic posts. According to Forbes, the collapse of the deal stripped Ye of his billionaire status, reducing his net worth to $400 million.
Clothing brand Gap has also announced it will be removing the rapper’s Yeezy Gap line of merchandise from its stores and shutting down YeezyGap.com, while Footlocker has pulled Yeezy sneakers from its shelves.