Adidas terminates Kanye West partnership over antisemitic rants
Red Banyan founder and CEO Evan Nierman and Ericho Communications CEO Eric Yaverbaum debate how Adidas managed the Ye controversy on ‘The Claman Countdown.’
Spotify this week condemned antisemitic comments made be Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, but said the platform would not remove his music.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek told Reuters Ye’s comments, including that he would go "death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE," were "just awful" but said he didn’t violate the company’s anti-hate policies because none of the remarks were made on Spotify.
He said Ye’s label Def Jam would have to request to have the music pulled.
"It's really just his music [on Spotify], and his music doesn't violate our policy," Ek told Reuters. "It's up to his label, if they want to take action or not."
ADIDAS ENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH KANYE WEST OVER ANTISEMITIC COMMENTS