Former Yeezy members said Adidas knew about Kanye West’s “problematic behaviour” but “shut off their moral compass.”
The report outlines Ye’s behaviour toward Yeezy personnel.
In a 2017 meeting in China, the rapper said Yeezy’s prototypes didn’t fulfil his requirements. He allegedly told a senior woman, “Make me a shoe. I can (expletive).” The woman left Adidas on leave.
Several ex-employees said Ye intimidated them with provocations and repeated sexualization.
More than two dozen ex-Yeezy & Adidas employees describe an oppressive company culture. The 45-year-old made an Adidas talent recruiter cry by criticising a woman’s attractiveness.
Adidas “does not accept hate speech and inappropriate behaviour,” a spokeswoman tells Rolling Stone.
Adidas broke ties with Kanye West after his anti-Semitic outburst.