Kanye West’s legal team seeking to take out newspaper ads to inform him they’re no longer representing him
- Attorneys from firm say West, 45, has been out of contact with them
- Firm said that there has been ‘a breakdown in communication’ with West
- They are hoping paper ads will ‘garner significant media attention’
- West has been keeping a relatively low profile in the six weeks since his infamous Alex Jones appearance
A group of attorneys representing Kanye West are planning to take out large newspaper ads to inform the rapper they are no longer providing him legal services.
Lawyers for the firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP said in docs reviewed by TMZ that West, 45, has shut off the phone number they had to contact him with, leading to ‘a breakdown in communication’ with the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian.
The attorneys said that their firm has sought to notify West via ‘alternative means’ of telling West that they were no longer representing him, along with publishing a court order issued by a judge permitting the severance of the professional relationship.
The latest: A group of attorneys representing Kanye West, 45, are planning to take out large newspaper ads to inform the rapper they are no longer providing him legal services. He was pictured in LA in October
The attorneys said that the planned ads are a last-ditch idea, as they have been trying to contact West about the issue, but he has been unresponsive.
The idea behind publishing the statement in a newspaper is that it would ‘likely garner significant media attention, resulting in broader publication,’ the lawyers said.
The news comes as West has been romantically linked to Bianca Censori, an architectural designer, and the pair ‘had some sort of wedding ceremony’ recently, the outlet reported, noting that the couple had not appeared to obtain a marriage certificate that would make the marriage legal.
West has been keeping a relatively low profile in the six weeks since a December 1 appearance on Alex Jones’ show Infowars in which he lavished praise on Nazis and Adolf Hitler.
The attorneys said that the planned ads are a last-ditch idea, as they have been trying to contact West about the issue, but he has been unresponsive
The idea behind publishing the statement in a newspaper is that it would ‘likely garner significant media attention, resulting in broader publication,’ the lawyers said. West was pictured in NYC last year
‘He didn’t kill six million Jews,’ West said on the program, in which he appeared alongside white supremacist Nick Fuentes. ‘That’s just factually incorrect. I’m not trying to be shocking. I like Hitler. The Holocaust is not what happened … Hitler has a lot of redeeming qualities … every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.’
The appearance came prior to West being banned from Twitter later that day for posting a picture of a swastika interlaced with a Star of David
The turbulent day capped off a two-month stretch in which West dominated the headlines after making a series of anti-Semitic remarks, leading to a number of companies to break ties with him.
The race-related controversies kicked off October 3 when he and and conservative commentator Candace Owens donned tops that read White Lives Matter during a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line.
Appearing on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ show last month, West said he saw ‘good things’ about Adolf Hitler and Nazis
West made offensive remarks on October 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram
West in October made headlines for a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line that saw him and conservative commentator Candace Owens don tops that read White Lives Matter on the back
West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE … The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also … you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’
The professional fallout to West’s repeated statements about anti-Semitism included Adidas cutting their ties with him October 25 over his conduct.
Foot Locker and Gap have pledged to remove Yeezy from its shelves, while fashion mainstays including Vogue magazine and Balenciaga publicly distanced themselves from the rapper/fashion designer.
The talent agency CAA dropped West from its roster, while a documentary about West made by the studio MRC was shelved.