Kanye West Reportedly As soon as Fired an Worker For Attempting to Play Drake within the Workplace
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Nameless former workers spoke to Rolling Stone about strolling on eggshells round Ye, his erratic conduct and being “an HR nightmare.”
Former staffers of Kanye West are opening up about their troubling experiences with the Donda 2 artist. On Wednesday (November 9), Rolling Stone reporter Cheyenne Roundtree published an investigative piece about workers who as soon as labored with Ye calling the atmosphere “pure chaos,” citing random firings, utilizing antisemitic language and being disallowed to play Drake within the office. Staff, who had been based mostly in Los Angeles, additionally claimed that they labored as much as 15-hour workdays.
One former Yeezy worker stated that the artist previously generally known as Kanye West referenced Nazis and skinheads as his “largest inspiration” for his Yeezy Season 9 assortment.
“It’s some extent of inspiration for him as a result of I believe there’s a lot ache that comes from that place, particularly for Black folks,” they shared. “The minute he turns it round, makes use of it, [and] places himself ready of getting cash off of it, I really feel like he does one thing to it — he takes possession over it.”
Different workers stated that Ye’s conduct within the office was “abusive” and almost micromanaging, including that his persona “on social media is precisely how he’s like with workers.”
“He thrives off of chaos,” one worker who labored for Yeezy in 2020 stated. “He wants that round to maintain him hungry and motivated and all this different stuff.”
All sources within the Rolling Stone report requested anonymity, being positioned below intensive NDAs and citing Ye’s historical past of retaliation. The story comes simply weeks after the artist misplaced enterprise partnerships with Adidas, Hole, Balenciaga, Vogue and extra.
“I really feel like that is God humbling me proper now,” he stated in a current 16-minute clip filmed by paparazzi. “As a result of there’s two issues which are taking place. Loads of occasions after I would say ‘I’m the richest Black man,’ it could be a protection that I might use for the psychological well being dialog. …What’s taking place proper now could be I’m being humbled.”