Kanye West dropped by a talent agency — RT Games & Culture


Hollywood talent agency CAA has stopped representing Kanye West after the rap superstar posted a series of controversial social media posts about Jews. Film studio MRC also dropped a completed documentary about West, saying so “can not stand” his “unacceptable” views.

Hollywood gossip site Variety confirmed Monday that West, who also goes by the nickname “Ye,” was recently dropped by the CAA. The agency, which was previously accused of covering up the sexual abuse of infamous producer Harvey Weinstein, did not release a statement about the end of its relationship with West.

CAA is the second talent agency in as many days to distance itself from West. United Talent Agency, which represented the rapper prior to his return to CAA earlier this year, released a statement on Sunday accusing West of “To vomit[ing] Plague” of anti-Semitism.


Meanwhile, CEO Ari Emanuel of entertainment company Endeavor wrote an op-ed calling on the entire corporate world, including Apple and Spotify, to sever ties with West. “Those who continue to do business with West give an audience to his misguided hatred,” Emmanuel wrote.

Additionally, a group of MRC studio executives said on Monday that they will no longer release any completed West documentary, saying they “cannot support any content that amplifies its platform.”

“Kanye is a music producer and sampler,” they wrote. “Last week he sampled and remixed a classic track that has gone down in history for over 3,000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain.”

West has a long history of divisive opinions and drew the ire of fellow celebrities when he emerged from a social media hiatus in 2018 as a committed supporter of former President Donald Trump. However, the latest furor began when he publicly accused fellow rapper Diddy of being controlled by Jews after Diddy criticized him for wearing a shirt with the slogan “White Lives Matter”.

Ye was later kicked off Twitter and Instagram for threatening to leave “Death con 3 On the JEWS”, and threatened with legal action by George Floyd’s family for claiming he died of a fentanyl overdose. While traces of fentanyl were found in Floyd’s system, his cause of death was officially determined to be cardiopulmonary arrest after former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes.

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