Kanye West sacked Yeezy employee after he suggested they play Drake's music in office

Stewart Perrie

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Kanye West sacked Yeezy employee after he suggested they play Drake's music in office

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A person who used to work for the Yeezy shoe line at Adidas has claimed they were fired for making one small suggestion.

The former employee explained how they panicked during a regular day in the office when another colleague asked Ye to change the music.

They told Rolling Stone the rapper was blasting his own songs over the speakers, which might be nice for some people, but clearly not others.

The room apparently was full of 'talented crew of designers and apparel-makers that had been lured away from Europe’s top fashion houses'.

A worker asked if Ye could switch things up a bit and the rapper looked around the office and landed on one now-ex-employee.

Credit: Michael Lisi / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Michael Lisi / Alamy Stock Photo

The embattled artist, formally known as Kanye West, asked this staffer what they would want to hear over the speakers instead of his back catalogue.

Sadly for Ye, this particular worker 'leaned more punk and rock than hip-hop', according to Rolling Stone.

They told the outlet: "I thought, ‘Oh, he’s a rapper, I should probably mention some rap'."

While that reasoning might be sound, they should have remembered they're dealing with the ever chaotic Kanye West.

The staff member suggested Ye play some Drake over the speakers.

“Big mistake — the next day I was fired,” the former staffer claims. Rough.

UNILAD has reached out to Adidas to back up the claims alleged by the now former worker.

But that apparently wasn't the only random firing that went on when Ye worked with the Yeezy shoe line.

Kanye West. Credit:  Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo
Kanye West. Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Rolling Stone claims, after speaking with multiple former employees, 'abrupt firings were the norm at Yeezy, with staffers all describing the office as a revolving door of talent'.

This alleged culture of 'one day you're there, the next you're not' led to many workers 'feeling like their jobs were in constant jeopardy'.

Adidas has since cut ties with Kanye following the rapper's problematic and antisemitic comments on social media and in the press.

While ending the business deal cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars, Adidas is cracking on with selling Yeezy shoes but under a different name.

According to CNN, Adidas believes it has the intellectual property to the Yeezy range and therefore will continue profiting from them.

Adidas finance chief Harm Ohlmeyer explained during a quarterly earnings call: "Going forward, we will leverage the existing inventory with the exact plans being developed as we speak."

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Drake

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