The CAA representation agency, one of the most important in the entertainment industry, has broken its contract with Kanye West this Monday, after the American rapper has made several anti-Semitic and racist comments on his social networks.
According to sources cited by the Los Angeles Times, the agency will stop working with him immediately. Thus, the representation agency joins the initiative of brands such as Balenciaga and The Gap, which have also decided not to collaborate with the African-American musician, after having caused too much commotion for years.
Consequently, the MRC studio has also confirmed that it will cancel the premiere of a documentary dedicated to the artist's career.
All these movements are known days after the family of George Floyd, the African American murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis (USA) in 2020, announced a defamation lawsuit against West. The family claims $250 million from him for saying on the Drink Champs podcast that the cause of his death was fentanyl use and not police violence.
Days earlier, Ye, the abbreviation by which he is popularly known, wore a T-shirt with the message 'White Lives Matter', a slogan often used by white supremacists in response, during a fashion show in Paris. to the Black Lives Matter anti-racism movement.
Twitter and Instagram have also blocked West's accounts on their platforms, where countless users reported a series of anti-Semitic comments.
He first mentioned Jared Kushner, a Jew and son-in-law of his "friend" Trump, saying he was the man behind Middle East peace treaties concocted just to make money. "I don't think they have the ability to do anything on their own. I think they were born with money in their heads," he then stated.
The doubt as to whether he was talking about the Trumps or the Jewish people in general was resolved by undertaking an escalation of anti-Semitic comments that led to the blockade, especially when he threatened to attack them in the "Death with 3" style, alluding to "DEFCON 3" , military expression in the face of a substantial war alert.
Kanye West admitted a few years ago that he suffers from bipolar disorder and came to present himself as a candidate for the presidency of the United States. in several states during the 2020 elections. Thus, the rapper climbs a level to his long list of scandals and comments very dangerous, considering their level of influence.