According to court documents obtained by The Nation Newspaper, CT Calabasas — the company that owns the office building — accused Kanye and his Yeezy brand of missing two months of rent worth $63,254. The company requested Ye pay the tab in full within 72 hours of the notice or face eviction.
“Within three days after service of this notice on you, you must pay the amount of said rent in full or quit said premises and deliver up possession of the same to the authorized agent for your landlord,” the eviction notice stated. “If you fail to pay or quit, legal proceedings will be instituted against you for possession of the premises, forfeiture of the agreement, and for monetary damages as may be allowed by law.
“You are further notified that by this Notice the Landlord elects to and does hereby declare a forfeiture of said Lease if said rent is not paid in full within three (3) days.”
Ye first leased the 15,000 square feet of office space in 2015 when Yeezy was known as West Brands Fashion. At the lease signing, Yeezy originally agreed to pay $31,477.40 per month and did so in full before missing the last two payments for November and December.
The eviction notice is just the tip of the iceberg for Yeezy. According to an article published by Rolling Stone last month, Kanye’s company is in chaos, and his public antics aren’t helping.
Several former Yeezy, adidas and Gap collaborators described the working conditions over at the company as “a chaotic clusterfuck and a toxic and ‘abusive’ work environment.” They were all under the assumption that working for Kanye would be a “dream job,” but that was far from the truth.
Sources said the “abrupt firings and rolling layoffs, intimidation and humiliation tactics, and a cult-like atmosphere where sycophancy thrived,” were central to the company.
“His anger at us in everyday interactions was just inappropriate, and honestly an HR nightmare,” an adidas Yeezy designer told Rolling Stone, while another claimed: “How he is on social media is exactly how he’s like with employees.”
Former employees also stated they were required to put in 12-to-15-hour days while working around Kanye’s “eccentricities and on-the-fly demands,” such as packing up the entire office in one day to move to another location the next.
If that weren’t enough, former employees stated Ye isn’t just at the center of the chaos, but that he created it. One employee who worked there in 2020 said: “He thrives off of chaos. He needs that around to keep him hungry and motivated and all this other stuff.”
Kanye’s erratic behavior didn’t just begin recently, either. A recent Rolling Stone report said the Chicago rap icon has been quietly professing his love for the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as early as 2003 — the same time he was working on his debut album, The College Dropout.
Ye publicly praised Hitler and Nazis in an interview earlier this month with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He then doubled down on his love for the controversial figure during a conversation with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes in Los Angeles.
“Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” Ye told McInnes. “You can’t force your pain on everyone else. Jewish people, forgive Hitler today. Let it go, let it go, and stop trying to force it on other people. Goodnight.”