Kanye West criticizes Gap for not including him in business meetings
Kanye West recently took to social media to criticize Gap for excluding him from meetings and copying designs.
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Kanye West accused Gap of ripping off his Balenciaga designs
Kanye West, now going by the name Ye, claimed that Gap executives allegedly set up a meeting about his designs, excluding him.
He shared a photo of distressed clothing and iridescent visor sunglasses from the brand to his Instagram account on Tuesday, August 30.
The Grammy Award-winning artist described the post with a caption that read: ‘Gap held a meeting about me without me?’
Also, a day later, Ye came forward to claim that the retail giant is copying his Yeezy Gap collection in collaboration with Balenciaga. He added that Gap is allegedly using his designs on their regular t-shirts.
Ye shared a text exchange in which he accused the organization of copying his designs. Additionally, she included images of the allegedly stolen design.
He wrote in one of his messages: ‘This is Gap copying YGEBB’.
Also, he later mentioned that Gap canceled a fashion shoot with children in Japan without his knowledge.
He stated, “But they canceled the photo shoot with my children in Japan without my knowledge.”
Kanye West launches a tirade at Gap execs
Kanye West shared a video on social media on August 31. He showed himself attacking Gap executives in Atlanta.
In the video, we can see the famous singer giving a lively talk to a group of people and then threatening to leave the mark if things don’t go his way.
Ye began his speech by explaining his vision for his collaboration with Gap.
He said, ‘We have to have the highest energy brand in the mall.’
The Chicago rapper and producer then gave Gap executives an ultimatum while pleading for his creative freedom.
He continued, “I love Gap… you really have to give me the position to be Ye and let me do what I’m thinking or I have to think elsewhere.”
Also, when the Gap executives started clapping, thinking Ye’s speech was over, he wasn’t having it.
He warned: ‘Don’t applaud, fuck… everyone is going to make me resign’.
Regardless, the executives thought it was a joke and laughed. However, the 45-year-old rapper got aggressive.
He concluded with: ‘No, it’s not a fucking joke in Virgil’s name, in my mom’s name. I’m telling you what it is.