On Wednesday evening, Kanye West addressed getting canceled by his bank. He told Page Six that he was “happy” he “crossed the line.”
While leaving a screening of Candace Owens’ new documentary last night, West stopped to talk about the recent news that JPMorgan Chase would no longer provide banking services to West’s company, Yeezy LLC.
West came under fire after posting anti-Semitic remarks on social media that have since been deleted. He was locked out of Instagram and Twitter.
“Hey, if you call somebody out for bad business, that means you’re being anti-Semitic,” said West. “I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea so we can speak openly about things like getting canceled by a bank.”
The Daily Wire received a copy of JPMorgan Chase’s letter to West notifying him that the bank would be terminating the relationship.
“We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion with [redacted] that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the ‘Bank’) has decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC and its affiliated entities (collectively, the ‘Company’),” the letter read in part.
The bank noted that it will continue services until November 21, 2022, to allow West time to transition to another banking institution.
“To avoid any transaction delays, we suggest that you stop processing Company transactions and/or using any products associated with the accounts five business days before the scheduled closure date set forth above,” the letter continued.
Candace Owens reported that she was told the bank did not provide West with an official reason for closing out the account.
Last week, Adidas announced that its relationship with West was “under review” after the rapper was seen wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt.
A talk show starring LeBron James, called “The Shop,” reportedly taped an episode with West. However, the CEO of the production company, Maverick Carter, announced on Thursday that the company no longer plans to air the episode.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of ‘The Shop’ with Kanye West,” Carter told CBS News on Thursday. “Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments.”
“Unfortunately, he used ‘The Shop’ to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes,” Carter stated. He said the company decided “not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks.”