Kanye West slams Gap for not including him in business meetings
Kanye West took to social media to slam Gap for banning him from events and copying designs.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Kanye West accused Gap of copying his Balenciaga designs
Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, said that Gap executives called the meeting for his designs, except for him.
She shared a photo of loose clothing and the brand’s stylish sunglasses on her Instagram handle on Tuesday, August 30.
The Grammy-winning artist wrote the post with the caption, ‘Did Gap hold a party for me without me?’
Also, the next day, Ye came out to accuse the retailer of copying his Yeezy Gap collection in collaboration with Balenciaga. He also said that Gap is considering using his designs on their T-shirts.
Ye shared a conversation in which he accused the organization of copying his designs. He also included photos of the allegedly stolen design.
He wrote in one of his messages, ‘This is Gap copying YGEBB.’
Additionally, he mentioned that Gap later unknowingly deleted a fashion photo shoot involving children in Japan.
He said, ‘But they deleted the photo with my children in Japan without my knowledge.’
Kanye West delivers a speech in front of Gap executives
Kanye West released a video on social media on August 31. He presented his visit to the managers of Gap in Atlanta.
In the video, we see the popular singer talking to a group of people after threatening them that he will leave the brand if they don’t like it.
You began his speech by explaining his vision for his Gap partnership.
He said, ‘We need to have the highest power rating in the market.’
The Chicago rapper delivers a statement to Gap executives as he pleads for his creative freedom.
He continued, ‘I love Gap…you really have to give me the platform to be Ye and let me do what I want to do, or I have to do what I want to do somewhere else.’
Also, when the Gap executives started clapping, believing that Ye’s speech was over, he wasn’t following.
He warned, ‘Don’t clap the king… you all will let me go.’
Although, the owners thought it was a joke and laughed. However, the 45-year-old rapper was furious.
He finished, ‘No, it’s not a joke on Virgil’s name, on my mom’s name. I’m telling you what it is.’
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