For the previous 12 months or so, Kanye West, now often called Ye, has been out and in of headlines and on and off social media.
Since early December 2022, West has been out of the highlight which, judging by his latest habits, does appear a bit of out of character.
Hypothesis about West’s whereabouts has been the topic of a lot chatter on social media, after his former enterprise supervisor, Thomas St. John, mentioned West is nowhere to be discovered.
The U.S. Solar obtained a December 19, 2022, court docket submitting which revealed St. John is on the lookout for extra time, no less than until the top of March 2023, to search out West to serve him with a $4.5 million lawsuit.
St. John and his attorneys have tried to serve West through mail at his residence and at different a number of addresses, based on the authorized paperwork. In addition they contacted a legislation group listed as a contact for West. Nonetheless, the agency named has since acknowledged they don’t have any affiliation with West, reported The Each day Beast.
The lawsuit, filed by St. John, alleges West didn’t pay him throughout an 18-month contracted submit as his senior monetary advisor.
The lawsuit is simply one of many points West is at present going through. Newsweek has taken a glance again at a few of the astonishing issues which have occurred to the Grammy-winning rapper earlier than this 12 months earlier than the “lacking” experiences surfaced.
Newsweek has additionally contacted West for remark.
The 5 Astonishing Issues That Occurred to Kanye West Earlier than Lacking Studies
1. West Misplaced Billionaire Standing
On the finish of October 2022, Forbes revised its estimate of West’s web price. He was faraway from its billionaire’s record and his web price was acknowledged as $400 million.
His new web price of $400 million comes from actual property, money, his music profession and a 5 p.c stake in Kim Kardashian‘s shapewear model Skims, based on Forbes.
West had made his fortune from his award-winning music and ventures into vogue, particularly the Yeezy model. After a spate of controversies, nonetheless, a number of attire corporations have dropped West and Yeezy.
West’s cope with Adidas accounted for a reported $1.5 billion of his web price however the sportswear large reduce ties with him on October 25 after he posted antisemitic rants on social media and wore a White Lives Matter T-shirt at Paris Vogue Week.
Different corporations that additionally severed ties with West embrace Balenciaga and Hole, in addition to CAA, JP Morgan, Peloton, and Foot Locker.
2. Kim Kardashian Opened Up on Co-Parenting
Kardashian and West reached a divorce settlement in November 2022, practically two years after she filed for divorce.
Kardashian had cited “irreconcilable variations” in her submitting on February 19, 2021, after eight years of marriage. In March this 12 months, Kardashian and West had been declared legally single and he or she dropped “West” from her surname.
As a part of their divorce settlement, West and Kardashian share joint custody of their kids North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3. The kids will dwell primarily with Kardashian, with West paying $200,000 a month to her for youngster assist.
Kardashian lately opened up on co-parenting with West with Angie Martinez, host of the Angie Martinez IRL podcast.
Visibly holding again tears, Kardashian mentioned: “I will do something to maintain their life as regular as doable.
“I positively protected him, and I nonetheless will within the eyes of my youngsters. For my youngsters. So, in my residence, my youngsters do not know something that goes on [in] the surface world.”
She continued: “It doesn’t matter what we’re going by means of, I’ve to have that smile on my face and blast his music and sing together with my youngsters.
“[I can] act like nothing is incorrect and as quickly as I drop them off, I can have a very good cry.
“I’m holding on by a thread. I do know that I’m so near that not taking place, however whereas it’s nonetheless that means, I’ll defend that to the top of the Earth so long as I can. My youngsters do not know something.”
3. Antisemitic Remarks and White Lives Matter
In October 2022, West posted a sequence of antisemitic messages on Instagram, accusing rapper Diddy of being managed by Jewish folks, resulting in his suspension from the social media platform.
West then took to Twitter saying he would go “loss of life con 3 On Jewish folks,” main to a different Twitter ban for violating the platform’s insurance policies on hate speech.
His use of the time period “loss of life con 3” was believed to be in reference to the U.S. army state of alert scale “DEFCON,” between 1 and 5, with DEFCON 1 signaling the outbreak of nuclear warfare and DEFCON 5 being the bottom degree of severity.
His feedback additionally led to Adidas formally dropping West, asserting they’d not produce or promote Yeezy merchandise.
In a press release, Adidas informed Newsweek that it “doesn’t tolerate antisemitism and another type of hate speech. Ye’s latest feedback and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and harmful, they usually violate the corporate’s values of variety and inclusion, mutual respect and equity.”
“After a radical assessment, the corporate has taken the choice to terminate the partnership with Ye instantly, finish manufacturing of Yeezy branded merchandise, and cease all funds to Ye and his corporations,” the assertion continued. “Adidas will cease the Adidas Yeezy enterprise with fast impact.”
Ye later referenced his antisemitic remarks within the tune “Sometime We’ll All Be Free,” rapping: “Jackson when you’re nasty/ Tweeted Loss of life Con now we handed three/ Tweeted Loss of life Con now we handed three.”
West additionally participated in an interview with alt-right political determine Alex Jones, who questioned him on his antisemitic views and mentioned: “I’ve achieved lots of research. I believe Hitler was a very dangerous man and I repudiate what Hitler did.” To which West responded “there’s lots of issues that I like about Hitler.”
On December 11, 2022, West was named “Antisemite of the Yr” by the watchdog group, StopAntitesmitism.
4. West Banned From Twitter…Once more
Simply two months after having his Twitter account reinstated by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk, it was rapidly suspended as soon as once more after West shared a picture of a swastika over the Star of David, a logo of Judaism, with the caption: “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE.”
Confirming West’s suspension, Musk tweeted West had “violated” Twitter guidelines in opposition to “incitement to violence.”
5. YE24 and Trump
In late November 2022, West introduced he can be operating for president within the 2024 election.
West has made no secret of his ambitions to run for president of the USA, asserting a marketing campaign for the 2020 election through Twitter on Independence Day.
He introduced he can be operating in 2024 by video of what could also be his marketing campaign brand, a white ball of dots, twisting and spinning with the phrases “YE 24” printed alongside it.
Ye merely captioned the video, “#YE24.”
He has enlisted the assistance of far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to run his marketing campaign. In a video posted to the X17 YouTube Channel on November 20, he mentioned: “That is Milo proper right here, engaged on the marketing campaign.”
In the identical video, when Ye is requested if he’s operating for president, he responds: “Sure. It is easy ‘trigger ain’t no one can inform me, you understand, ‘you must say this, you should not say that,’ you understand? It is simply we’re transferring in the direction of the longer term.”
West was criticized for having dinner with former President Donald Trump and recognized Holocaust denier and white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago in November. At that assembly, West claimed in a follow-up video posted to Twitter that he had requested Trump to be his operating mate.
Trump was additionally criticized by each Republicans and Democrats for the assembly, main Trump to elucidate to New York Journal the assembly was organized after West contacted him for “recommendation.”
Trump mentioned: “I like serving to those that have difficulties in life. And I believe, you understand, from that standpoint, I did the best factor.”
“I’m overly beneficiant,” he added.
Trump additionally claimed he did not know who Fuentes was. He acknowledged: “He introduced some those that I did not—Nick Fuentes—who I did not know in any respect. We sat down, we had a really fast meal. It wasn’t two hours, as anyone mentioned. It was a really fast meal, it went very quick. It was nice.
“There was nothing mentioned of any nice import. And that was the top of that. Unexpectedly, the press made a faux story out of it.”