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Gap Inc. It will no longer be partnered with Kanye West. Kanye’s attorneys notified Gap on the morning of September 15 that YEEZY LLC was ending their 2-year partnership to drop the contracted YEEZY Gap apparel items and not to open a promised brick-and-mortar store. The New York Times. According to the publication, the 45-year-old Grammy winner sent Gap a breach of contract notice in August. Gap responded two weeks later, but Ye was not happy with the response or their partnership and felt that “Gap left him no choice but to terminate their contract,” according to his lawyer, Nicholas Gravante Jr. HollywoodLife reached out to Kanye’s representatives for comment on the matter but did not immediately receive a response.
In an email sent to Gap employees by Gap President Mark Breitbard, which was obtained The Times, the company acknowledged the issues with YEEZY and the end of the partnership “While we share a vision with YEEZY Gap to bring high-quality, trend-forward, utilitarian design to all people through a unique best-in-class experience, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned,” he wrote. “And we are deciding to close the partnership.”
Kanye West is ending his partnership with Gap and plans to start his own business (Image: Shutterstock)
The news comes after the rapper blasted Gap for ripping off his Balenciaga designs. “Gap had a meeting about me without me?” Ye wrote in a since-deleted post on Instagram in late August, agreeing with a fan’s direct message that accused the retailer of stealing Balenciaga designs,