For the previous 12 months or so, Kanye West, now generally known as 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 conduct, does appear just a little 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, courtroom submitting which revealed St. John is in search of extra time, not less than until the top of March 2023, to seek 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 dwelling and at different a number of addresses, in response to the authorized paperwork. Additionally they contacted a legislation group listed as a contact for West. Nevertheless, the agency named has since acknowledged they haven’t 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 put up as his senior monetary advisor.
The lawsuit is simply one of many points West is presently 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 Stories
1. West Misplaced Billionaire Standing
On the finish of October 2022, Forbes revised its estimate of West’s internet price. He was faraway from its billionaire’s listing and his internet price was acknowledged as $400 million.
His new internet price of $400 million comes from actual property, money, his music profession and a 5 % stake in Kim Kardashian‘s shapewear model Skims, in response to 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 internet price however the sportswear big 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 Style Week.
Different corporations that additionally severed ties with West embody 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 reside primarily with Kardashian, with West paying $200,000 a month to her for youngster help.
Kardashian not too long ago 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 dwelling, my youngsters do not know something that goes on [in] the surface world.”
She continued: “It doesn’t matter what we’re going by, 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 improper 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 occurring, however whereas it’s nonetheless that approach, 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 collection 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 now not produce or promote Yeezy merchandise.
In an announcement, Adidas advised Newsweek that it “doesn’t tolerate antisemitism and some other form 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 an intensive overview, 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 speedy impact.”
Ye later referenced his antisemitic remarks within the track “Sometime We’ll All Be Free,” rapping: “Jackson in the event you’re nasty/ Tweeted Dying Con now we handed three/ Tweeted Dying 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 accomplished plenty of research. I believe Hitler was a extremely dangerous man and I repudiate what Hitler did.” To which West responded “there’s plenty of issues that I really like about Hitler.”
On December 11, 2022, West was named “Antisemite of the 12 months” 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 shortly 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 towards “incitement to violence.”
5. YE24 and Trump
In late November 2022, West introduced he could be operating for president within the 2024 election.
West has made no secret of his ambitions to run for president of america, asserting a marketing campaign for the 2020 election through Twitter on Independence Day.
He introduced he could 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 person can inform me, , ‘you need to say this, you should not say that,’ ? It is simply we’re shifting in the direction of the long run.”
West was criticized for having dinner with former President Donald Trump and identified 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, , 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 any person 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. Hastily, the press made a pretend story out of it.”