Outspoken US rapper Kanye West has announced that he will be taking a sabbatical for the next month weeks after some of his sponsorship deals were halted.
The rapper, who was considered one of the richest rappers in the United States, saw his wealth drop from about $2bn to $400m within the days after several brands distanced themselves from him, following his controversial remarks
Some of the companies that have cut ties with the musician are, Balenciaga, Gap, and Adidas, from whom he raked in loads of cash in sponsorship deals.
Other than these companies, Jaylen Brown and Aaron Donald of Donda Sports, professional athletes signed to Kanye’s sports brand, Footlocker, a shoe distribution company have also disassociated themselves from the musician.
Kim Kardashian, Def Jam records, CAA – a talent agency, Anna Wintour of Vogue, JP Morgan, as well as his lawyers have also cut ties with him.
Announcing the move Kanye West simply said, “I’m not talking to nobody for a month,”.
West who changed his name to Ye says he will be observing complete silence as he embarks on the 30-day sabbatical cleansing on four subjects which are;
A verbal fast
A verbal fast from alcohol
Doing away with adult movies and
Staying away from intercourse.
However, Ye who says he was raised to stand for my truth regardless of the consequences, said his Twitter handle will remain active for the period.