Balenciaga ends partnership with Ye after antisemitic rants

“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship or plans for future projects related to this artist,” the fashion house's parent company told WWD.

 RAPPER KANYE West holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid, 2020. This past week, he proclaimed to more than 18 million social media followers that he was going to go “death (sic) con 3 on Jewish people.” (photo credit: RANDALL HILL/REUTERS)
RAPPER KANYE West holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid, 2020. This past week, he proclaimed to more than 18 million social media followers that he was going to go “death (sic) con 3 on Jewish people.”
(photo credit: RANDALL HILL/REUTERS)

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].”

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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.

 Rapper Kanye West holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. July 19, 2020. (credit: REUTERS/Randall Hill TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) Rapper Kanye West holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. July 19, 2020. (credit: REUTERS/Randall Hill TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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.