Talent Agency CAA Drops Kanye West—Here Are The Other Companies Cutting Ties After His Anti-Semitic


After weeks of Kanye West making anti-Semitic and controversial remarks, companies including CAA and Balenciaga have severed ties with the rapper, while Adidas has put its relationship with him “under review.”


Luxury fashion house Balenciaga—which was closely tied to West, and had West walk in a recent fashion show—said Friday it “has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” making it the first major company to publicly cut ties.

West is also no longer with record label Def Jam—a Universal Music Group subsidiary—as he has fulfilled his contract, Forbes reported Thursday, and his own label, G.O.O.D. Music, is no longer linked to Def Jam, the New York Times reported Monday.


Jeremy Zimmer, CEO and co-founder of talent agency UTA, told staff in a memo on Sunday to “please support the boycott of Kanye West,” and the Endeavor talent agency’s CEO Ari Emanuel said companies that make money from West like Spotify and Apple should drop the rapper—though it's not clear what relationship the two companies have with West.


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