Several internet users were outraged after learning that Kanye West shared intimate photos and videos of his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, with others during meetings.
Earlier this week, Rolling Stone reported that several former West employees came forward to claim that he played pornography during meetings and interviews. He is also accused of posting explicit photos and videos of Kardashian.
Several netizens were dissatisfied with the alleged “Donda” artist’s move. Former employees also claimed that the Grammy winner used fear and manipulation to gain control.
“Kanye West sharing explicit photos of Kim Kardashian without her consent is not the ultimate flex he thinks it is. Whether we like Kim or not, this is another example of his abuse. And it speaks to a weak, insecure man trying to control the woman who left him.”
“Not surprised. We can point to any number of public appearances where he’s hostile, dismissive of women. Look at what he did when Taylor Swift was denied her moment by a deranged wtf.”
A third person commented:
“Seriously. F–k this guy. And don’t use this ‘he’s bipolar and off his meds’ bs either. I know people who are bipolar and aren’t raging f–king a-holes.”
Meanwhile, some people continued to support West. For them, the Rolling Stone report was a smear campaign against West.
“I know Kanye West is sitting back and enjoying karma right now. Watching Balenciaga get exposed & Kim Kardashian get backlash for not speaking up AFTER they all condemned him and tried to make him out to be crazy. Now look at Ye being right about Hollywood sexualizing children.”
“I’m no supporter of Kanye West, but this seems like a well-orchestrated leak of information designed to malign his character. Let’s not forget that Adidas is about to be sued for billions by West for breach of contract. We don’t know if any of this is true.”
A third person added, referring to the rapper’s previous anti-Semitic remarks:
“The editor of Rolling Stone is a Jewish man who is obviously upset about Kanye’s comments.”
A fourth person said:
“There is only one named source in your article. The rest is basically slander.”
West stunned the Adidas executive in October when he played a porn video during a meeting. In a 30-minute YouTube video, he confirmed that the footage he was showing was from an X-rated film, and that the purpose was to draw a parallel between the plot and his business relationship with the company that previously distributed his billion-dollar Yeezy brand.
“You guys have done wrong by the company, by the business and by the partnership. The whole concept of this video is that the guy had cheated, so then the girl was like, ‘Well then I’m going to do the thing that’s your worst nightmare.'”
Adidas had already ended its relationship with West. The latter admitted to losing $2 billion in a single day after Adidas severed ties with him.