Kanye West made a Yeezy designer sit on the floor during an hours-long meeting and told her she “didn’t deserve to sit at the table,” report says

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An Adidas spokesperson said: “Adidas will not tolerate hate speech and offensive behaviour.”MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images

  • According to Rolling Stone, Kanye West once had a designer sit on the floor for an hours-long meeting.

  • A former staffer said the incident followed a disagreement between West and the designer.

  • According to the report, the designer worked on the Adidas-Yeezy line.

Kanye West, aka Ye, had a young female designer sit on the floor for an hour-long meeting, per Rolling Stone, citing an ex-staff member who was in the room.

The publication spoke to more than a dozen former Adidas and Yeezy staffers. The former employees, who requested anonymity, told the publication that West created a toxic environment for people who worked under him on the Adidas-Yeezy partnership. The collaboration between the rapper and the sportswear giant lasted nine years.

The ex-employees said West would praise some workers and belittle others he had previously supported. A former employee described it as “playing mind games”.

The former staffer quoted by the publication said the incident started with a disagreement between West and the young designer.

“You don’t deserve to sit at the table,” the former employee recalled West saying before letting the designer sit on the floor for the rest of the meeting, which they said lasted for hours.

Some former staffers also told the publication that West showed them explicit images of his then-wife Kim Kardashian on multiple occasions.

West was dropped by Adidas on October 25 after a series of scandals and intense public criticism. In one incident, the rapper posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. His account was locked after the messages, but was later reinstated.

An Adidas spokesperson said: ÔÇťAdidas does not tolerate incitement to hatred and offensive behavior and has therefore terminated its partnership with Adidas Yeezy. We have been and will continue to be actively involved in discussions with our employees regarding the events leading up to our decision to end the partnership. They have our full support and as we work through the details of the termination, we have made it clear that we want to retain the talent and skills of our employees within the organization.

“Having said this, we will not be discussing any private conversations, details or events leading up to our decision to terminate the Adidas Yeezy partnership and we decline to comment on related speculation.”

Yeezy representatives did not respond to Insider’s request for comment. West was not immediately available for comment.

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