Kanye West has prematurely severed his shoe and clothing deal with Gap, his lawyer confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch.
In a letter sent to the retailer on Thursday, West’s lawyer, Nicholas Gravante Jr., told the retailer that it has not met certain contractual obligations. Some of those include failing to sell certain Yeezy clothes in Gap stores last year and to open stores that only sold Yeezy clothing. Gravante said his client — who officially goes by Ye — will now focus on opening his own Yeezy clothing stores.
“Ye had diligently tried to work through these issues with Gap both directly and through counsel (but) he has gotten nowhere,” Gravante told CBS MoneyWatch. “Gap left him no choice but to terminate their agreement.”