Kanye West at an occasion revealing a collaboration with Adidas on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Adidas stated it is examining allegations made by personnel associating with the conduct of the artist Ye throughout his collaboration with the German sportswear brand name and the action of senior business figures.
The business stated in a declaration late Thursday: “It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true. However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations.”
It follows a Rolling Stone short article released Tuesday with confidential accusations that Ye revealed adult and sexualized product to Yeezy personnel throughout conferences and made sexualized remarks to female personnel. CNBC has actually not individually confirmed the claims.
Rolling Stone likewise stated a group of previous Yeezy staff member had actually sent out a confidential letter to Adidas implicating senior leaders at the business of turning a “blind eye” to the habits and taking “delayed action” over it. It supposedly required a public apology to the group.
An agent for Ye was not right away offered for remark when called by CNBC.
Adidas ended its collaboration with Ye, previously called Kanye West, inOctober It stated his current remarks and actions had actually been “unacceptable, hateful and dangerous.”
Gap and Foot Locker then stated they would eliminate Yeezy items from their shops. Designer brand name Balenciaga revealed it was cutting ties with the rap artist and manufacturer the week in the past.
Adidas likewise stated it did not endure hate speech or offending habits and remained in continuous discussions with workers about the occasions leading up to completion of the Ye collaboration.