Kanye West showed pornographic photos of his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian to employees at Adidas, according to a new report.
Published by Rolling Stone on Tuesday (November 22), the report alleges that Kanye West displayed explicit images of Kardashian throughout 2018, as per a handful of Adidas employees. One source accused the rapper of sharing an image of the reality star during a job interview, allegedly telling the employee that “my wife just sent me this.”
Another employee echoed these claims, revealing that they — alongside the creative team of West’s Yeezy brand — had been shown “personal” images of Kardashian that same year. A third source confirmed these reports, saying the rapper was “not afraid to show explicit images or talk about situations that should be kept private.”
One employee described the behaviour as a “tactic to break a person down and establish their unwavering allegiance to [West].” Some of the allegations formed part of an open letter, written by employees and addressed to Adidas, titled ‘The Truth About Yeezy: A Call to Action for Adidas Leadership’. The letter was obtained by Rolling Stone.
In it, employees criticise the “the toxic and chaotic environment that Kanye West created,” before noting, in particular, the rapper’s “predacious behavior toward women.” The letter accuses Adidas of enabling West’s behaviour, which allegedly included “verbal abuse, vulgar tirades, and bullying attacks.”
It comes just weeks after West’s partnership with Adidas was terminated in late October, following a series of problematic antics throughout that month. The rapper donned a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt during his Yeezy show at Paris Fashion week, and later shared a string of anti-Semitic sentiments online — leading to his ban on Twitter and Instagram.
West and Kardashian got married in 2014, and share four children together. The reality TV star filed for divorce in February of last year.