Skechers execs escort Ye out after ‘unauthorized’ visit

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(NewsNation) — Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was escorted out of the Skechers corporate offices in Los Angeles Wednesday after he showed up “unannounced” to film something “unauthorized.”

In a statement released to NewsNation, Skechers USA Inc. said Ye “arrived unannounced and without invitation at one of Skechers’ corporate offices in Los Angeles. Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation. Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West. We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech. The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices.”

Several companies, including Adidas, have publicly cut ties with Ye in an effort to distance themselves from his recent antisemitic comments.

The rapper’s Instagram account — which had been suspended over antisemitic comments — resumed posting on Tuesday night. A new message showing a screen grab of a text message that appeared to be from a contact at a high-profile law firm spelled out when Ye could resume making apparel and new shoe designs.

Details of the message could not be verified; email messages sent to representatives for Ye weren’t immediately returned.

For weeks, Ye has made antisemitic comments in interviews and social media, including a Twitter post earlier this month that he would soon go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to the U.S. defense readiness condition scale known as DEFCON. His posts led to his suspension from both Twitter and Instagram.

He apologized for the tweet on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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