Fashion house Balenciaga ended their collaboration with rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, on Friday, according to the fashion house's parent company Kering, as a result of the music artist's recent controversy over his antisemitic rhetoric.
Kering made this statement upon its publication of its third-quarter results, Women's Wear Daily (WWD) reported.
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” Kering told WWD.
West initially collaborated with Balenciaga earlier this year for a Yeezy Gap clothing line, CNN reported. West also said that he ended his collaboration efforts with Gap.
“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to [Ye].”Kering
Ye's other business deals
Adidas, another company that collaborates with the rapper, is currently reviewing its partnership with Ye as of Saturday amongst increasing tensions between the two, according to CNN.
However, Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia texts the rapper "several times a day," The New York Times reported shortly before the company and Ye severed ties.
This past week, the rapper will acquire the conservative social media platform Parler shortly after his Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted.