Kanye West dropped by talent agency over anti-Semitic comments


The rapper formerly known as Kanye West has been dropped by his talent agency and a completed documentary about him has been shelved, following his recent string of anti-Semitic remarks.

The rapper, now known as Ye, has been dropped by Creative Artists Agency. News of the move on Monday came a day after the head of his former agency, UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, condemned Ye in a company-wide memo slamming anti-Semitism. , and in tune with the news of the abandoned documentary.

“We cannot support any content that amplifies its platform,” MRC studio executives Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley announced in a Monday memo.

Ye was recently banned from posting anti-Semitic posts on Twitter and Instagram that social media said violated their policies.

He also suggested slavery was a choice and called the COVID-19 vaccine a “mark of the beast”. Earlier this month, Ye was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt while showing off his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Wiczyk and Satchu are co-founders and co-CEOs of MRC Entertainment. Tenley is the business manager.

In their long note, Wiczyk, Satchu and Tenley dive deep into the history of anti-Semitism.

“Kanye is a producer and music sampler. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic track that has been recorded for over 3,000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and conspiring to control the world for their own gain. This song was performed a capella in the days of the Pharaohs, Babylon and Rome, went acoustic with The Spanish Inquisition and Russia’s Pale of Settlement, and Hitler took the song electric, Kanye has now helped bring it in. in the modern age,” they wrote.

Others in Hollywood, including Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian and other family members, have also condemned anti-Semitism.