Kanye West escorted out of Skechers office after showing up unannounced

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Kanye West was "escorted" out of the Skechers corporate offices by executives at the firm after he showed up "without invitation", the shoe company said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

West - whose incessant antisemitism on social media cost him his billionaire status after Adidas ended its partnership with him - was engaged in "unauthorized filming" at its Los Angeles offices, Skechers said.

The footwear brand also said it condemned his rampant anti-Jewish remarks and said it had "no intention of working with West."

Skechers said: "Kanye West – also referred to as Ye – arrived unannounced and without invitation at one of Skechers’ corporate offices in Los Angeles. Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation.

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"Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West. We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech. The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices."

It is not understood why the 45-year-old Grammy winner made a visit to the shoe company's offices, but it's the latest in a string of antics after the 'Gold Digger' rapper shared antisemitic statements on Instagram and Twitter, both of which have since locked his accounts.

On Tuesday, Adidas announced it had cut ties with West as they deemed his recent comments "unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous".

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Sharing a statement on its website on Tuesday, the sportswear giant said: "Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye's recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, and they violate the company's values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness."

It continued: "After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy-branded products, and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect."

According to Forbes, West's deal with Adidas had accounted for $1.5 billion of his net worth. Now that Adidas - who forged a partnership with the rapper in 2013 - has cut ties, West is worth $400 million.

Earlier this month, the 'Famous' musician's Twitter account was locked after he tweeted: "I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE."

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"The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because Black people are actually [Jews] also You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone whoever opposes your agenda," West added.

West's Instagram account was locked on October 7 after he shared an antisemitic post in which he appeared to suggest fellow rap artist Diddy was controlled by Jewish people.

Included in the post was a screenshot of a text exchange he had with Diddy, with the caption "Jesus is Jew."

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Kanye West escorted out of Skechers office after showing up unannounced

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By VT

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Kanye West was "escorted" out of the Skechers corporate offices by executives at the firm after he showed up "without invitation", the shoe company said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

West - whose incessant antisemitism on social media cost him his billionaire status after Adidas ended its partnership with him - was engaged in "unauthorized filming" at its Los Angeles offices, Skechers said.

The footwear brand also said it condemned his rampant anti-Jewish remarks and said it had "no intention of working with West."

Skechers said: "Kanye West – also referred to as Ye – arrived unannounced and without invitation at one of Skechers’ corporate offices in Los Angeles. Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation.

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"Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West. We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech. The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices."

It is not understood why the 45-year-old Grammy winner made a visit to the shoe company's offices, but it's the latest in a string of antics after the 'Gold Digger' rapper shared antisemitic statements on Instagram and Twitter, both of which have since locked his accounts.

On Tuesday, Adidas announced it had cut ties with West as they deemed his recent comments "unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous".

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Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

Sharing a statement on its website on Tuesday, the sportswear giant said: "Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye's recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, and they violate the company's values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness."

It continued: "After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy-branded products, and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect."

According to Forbes, West's deal with Adidas had accounted for $1.5 billion of his net worth. Now that Adidas - who forged a partnership with the rapper in 2013 - has cut ties, West is worth $400 million.

Earlier this month, the 'Famous' musician's Twitter account was locked after he tweeted: "I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE."

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Credit: Twitter

"The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because Black people are actually [Jews] also You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone whoever opposes your agenda," West added.

West's Instagram account was locked on October 7 after he shared an antisemitic post in which he appeared to suggest fellow rap artist Diddy was controlled by Jewish people.

Included in the post was a screenshot of a text exchange he had with Diddy, with the caption "Jesus is Jew."

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Credit: Instagram
Featured image credit: The Photo Access / Alamy