“Ari Emanuel, I lost 2 billion dollars in one day and I’m still alive,” Ye wrote.
Kanye West Says He Lost $2 Billion In One Day Amid Controversy, Calls Out Ari Emanuel
Ye has returned to Instagram and reacted to losing “$2 billion in one day” after his adidas contract was terminated.
The hip-hop mogul took to Instagram on Thursday morning (October 27) to send a message to entertainment industry CEO of Endeavor Ari Emanuel after he called for companies to stop working with him. Based on his comments, Ye doesn’t appear to be worried about losing such a large amount of money in a short space of time.
“Ari Emmanuel, I lost 2 billion dollars in one day and I’m still alive,” Kanye wrote. “This is love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. The money is not who I am. The people is who I am.”
On Wednesday (October 19), Ari Emanuel wrote an op-ed for the Financial Times that condemned Kanye West’s anti-Semitism and explained the impact of companies not taking action against him.
“Apple and Spotify, which host West’s music, whoever organizes West’s tours, and Adidas, which collaborates with West on his fashion line, should all stop working with him,” he wrote. “Silence is dangerous. It allows forms of hatred and racism, including anti-Semitism, to spread and become normalized. It coarsens and degrades our society and country.”
He continued: “Those who continue to do business with West are giving his misguided hate an audience. There should be no tolerance anywhere for West’s anti-Semitism. This is a moment in history where the stakes are high and being open about our values, and living them, is essential. Silence and inaction are not an option.”