After Adidas severed ties with Kanye West over his anti-Semitic rants, former employees claimed the rapper showed employees pornography and explicit images of ex-wife Kim Kardashian as a “bullying tactic.”
In a scathing Rolling Stone report published Tuesday, a young creative claimed that West showed him an explicit image of the 41-year-old reality star during a job interview in 2018.
“My wife just sent me this,” the “Heartless” rapper allegedly told her while hanging up a “very revealing and personal” photo of Kardashian on her phone.
At least one other former employee reportedly recalled West, 43, showing an explicit video of Kardashian, who filed for divorce from the rapper in 2021, to Yeezy’s creative team that same year.
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When asked about West showing photos of the Skims founder, a third person apparently confirmed the allegations. They stated that West “wasn’t afraid to show explicit images or talk about situations that should be kept private.”
These incidents were also detailed in an open letter titled “The Truth About Yeezy: A Call to Action for Adidas Leadership,” which was obtained by Rolling Stone.
In it, many high-ranking Yeezy employees called out Adidas executives for turning off their “moral compass” and allegedly allowing West to create an “abusive” company culture.
The employees noted that the public only got a taste of West’s problematic behavior when he released a 30-minute documentary on YouTube in which he showed pornography to Adidas executives, something experts say is common.
In the fisheye lens image, the 45-year-old held his phone horizontally in front of the awkward businessmen as a video played.
“Is this a porn movie?” one of them asked, to which West replied, “Yes.”
“Jesus Christ,” one of the men, whose face was blurry, replied jokingly.
“Come on man. Come on,” the man said as he pushed the phone away as West tried to force them to look more.
Former employees also assured the outlet that West constantly showed pornographic images and videos, including his own sex tapes.
“I think it was a tactic to destroy a person and establish his unwavering loyalty to them, testing and destroying people’s boundaries,” one person said, while another claimed West was specifically targeting female employees.
Reps for Kardashian and West did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
West had previously spoken out about his “porn addiction”, saying it had “destroyed” his family.
“Hollywood is a giant brothel. Porn destroyed my family. I deal with the addiction that Instagram promotes. I won’t let it happen to Northy and Chicago,” the rapper wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.
West shares four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm – with the Skkn founder, whom she married in 2014.
However, earlier this month he vowed to give up porn, sex and chatting for an entire month, which he quickly failed to do.
“I’m doing a 30-day cleanse. A verbal fast. No alcohol. No adult movies. No sex,” the disgraced rapper he wrote via Twitter.