Kanye West, now known as Ye, may have had a fallout, but his past antics remain a hot topic to this day.
According to a former employee of the Adidas Yeezy shoe line, an employee lost their job after a small request for a music change.
A former Adidas employee revealed he became anxious on a typical day at the office when a colleague asked Kanye West to switch the music.
According to a Rolling Stone story, Ye played his songs loudly through the speakers.
Some enjoyed the music, but others didn’t.
In addition, the space was filled by an exceptional team of designers and tailors, drawn away from the biggest European fashion houses.
The worker asked Kanye West to change the music.
The rapper looked around the workplace and then at their colleague.
Kanye West asked the staff what they would like to play instead of his back catalog.
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According to Rolling Stone, the worker was more of a punk and rock fan than hip-hop.
“I thought, ‘Oh, he’s a rapper, I should probably mention some rap,'” the ex-employee said.
The former employee forgot that he was dealing with one of the most difficult musicians in the industry.
They then suggested that Kanye West play Drake instead.
“Big mistake,” the former employee said. “The next day, I was fired.”
While there was no need for the unexpected layoff, the employee wasn’t alone in the brand when Ye worked with the Yeezy shoe line.
Rolling Stone spoke to several former employees and shared that sudden layoffs were common in Yeezy.
Many employees described the office as “a revolving door of talent.”
The Yeezy office culture made employees feel that their jobs were in constant danger.
After Kanye West made problematic and antisemitic comments online and in the press, many brands broke ties with the rapper.
Adidas is one of the brands that separated from Ye.
Although the deal cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, Adidas continues to sell Yeezy shoes.
However, they will sell them under a different name.
According to CNN, Adidas plans to continue benefiting from the Yeezy line’s intellectual property.
Harm Ohlmeyer, Adidas’ chief financial officer, said in a phone call about quarterly earnings:
“Going forward, we will leverage the existing inventory with the exact plans being developed as we speak.”