Kanye West has claimed that the latest wave of business cancellations and the media’s condemnation of his remarks will not silence him.
West gave a brief interview to TMZ Friday after his older daughter’s basketball game.
“I’m not going to lose money,” he told TMZ. “The day I left the Balenciaga site was one of the most free days.” The French fashion house announced Friday that it would sever business ties with West.
West said the attacks and cancellations on him were for “scoring.” He added that unnamed forces were “trying to shut him up”.
Good luck, he said.
“We’re here, baby. We’re not going anywhere.”
West has hired Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez to handle his business affairs, hoping to reverse the growing trend of removing him.
“They never thought someone would own the platform,” West said. “It’s not that anyone is afraid, they’re afraid we’re not afraid anymore. They can’t use all tactics. I’m talking about my life being threatened for having political views. Wearing a hat of the wrong color, or my audacity as a black man, Wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt. I’ve seen white people wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirts. If you think about it, it’s one-sided.”
West also told TMZ that Adidas could end its relationship with him, saying they are “right now in the legal process so anything can happen.”
The billionaire rapper and entrepreneur has been in trouble after tweeting and Instagram posts following criticism during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, West tweeted. He will be in “Death of the Jew 3” a play about the military alert term “Defcon”. An alert to “Defcon 3” indicates military readiness and is considered a major alert.