Kanye West was “escorted” by two executives from Skechers’ offices after the rapper showed up uninvited, the shoe company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr West – formally known as Ye – has made headlines in recent weeks for racist and anti-Semitic statements that have cost him several lucrative fashion collaborations.
He arrived “unannounced and uninvited” at the Los Angeles offices, Skechers said, adding that he was “engaged in unauthorized filming.”
The hip-hop star appeared at a fashion show in Paris this month wearing a shirt that read “White Lives Matter,” a slogan created as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Days later, he was banned from Twitter and Instagram for threatening to “Go death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE”, in reference to US military readiness.
“Skechers is not considering and does not intend to work with West,” the company said on Wednesday.
“We condemn his recent divisive comments and will not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.”
“Since Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two executives from Skechers escorted him and his company out of the building after a short conversation,” it added.
German sportswear giant Adidas announced Tuesday it was ending its partnership with Mr West, followed later that day by US clothing company Gap, which said it was taking “immediate” steps to remove its products.
Parisian fashion house Balenciaga cut ties with West last week.
One of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, CAA, said Monday it would drop Mr West, while film and TV producer MRC said it was shelving an already completed documentary about the artist.
West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian posted this week condemning hate speech on social media without naming her former husband.
Kanye West, 45, has been candid about his struggles with mental health issues.
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