Stem Player is the latest company to sever ties with Kanye West due to his antisemitic comments. Kano, the company behind Kanye West’s Stem Player, announced that they have dropped Ye as a client per a short interview with the Los Angeles Times.
The company founder Alex Klein (who is half Jewish) said that Ye’s recent “racial conspiracy theories” are the reason behind the termination of their business deal. “There’s no deal in place,” the tech entrepreneur said. “I asked Kanye not to take the path he’s on,” he said. “We’ve told him that we’re unable to work together while he’s putting out racial conspiracy theories.”
Klein also mentioned that the rapper supposedly “didn’t want to allow other musical artists onto the platform,” and it was a problem Klein and Kano “had trouble resolving.”
Apparently, Kano has already started to release new versions of the device which any artist can use.
Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, Vogue, and the talent agency CAA have already severed ties with the rapper in prior weeks for his continuous attacks against the Jewish community.
Stem Player’s announcement follows Kanye’s newly reinstated Twitter account. The rapper did a “mic check” to see if his account was no longer restricted.
“Testing, Testing, Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked,” the rapper wrote.
Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked— ye (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022
“Don’t kill what ye hate,” Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner replied to Ye’s tweet. “Save what ye love.”
Musk said last month that Ye’s account had been restored by Twitter before he took ownership. “They did not consult with or inform me,” he said in a tweet on Oct. 28.
Kanye followed up with another tweet writing, “Shalom : ).” “Shalom” is the Hebrew word for “peace,” and is also used as a greeting or parting salutation.