CAA Drops Ye After Antisemitic Tirade
The American agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has stopped working with rapper Ye because of his anti-Semitic statements, reports the website Deadline. CAA would assist Ye during his tours. The artist signed with the agency in 2016, but has not toured since.
Fashion house Balenciaga previously decided to stop working with the rapper. In addition, a documentary by film and television studio MRC about the artist will no longer air. "We do not want to cooperate with material that enlarges his stage," the studio informed The Wrap.
Ye made his anti-Semitic statements in interviews and tweets. For example, he was a guest on the podcast Drink Champs, in which he said numerous anti-Semitic things.
The rapper also appeared as a guest on the TV show The Shop, talking about the outcry that arose after his statements. That was not aired because, according to top executive Maverick Carter, he used The Shop "to repeat his hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotyping."
His ex-wife Kim Kardashian and several other stars, including actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actress Reese Witherspoon, and comedienne Sarah Silverman, spoke out online against Ye's anti-Semitic statements. The rapper was reportedly temporarily denied access to his accounts on social media.