Just months after signing with Kanye West’s Donda Sports, LA Rams star Aaron Donald has decided to cut all ties with the rapper’s sports marketing agency. Through a post on Twitter, Donald denounced that of the rapper “Recent comments and displays of hate and anti-Semitism.”
The debate has been going on since Oct. 9, when West and rapper Diddy engaged in a conversation about the former’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirt controversy.
In an exchange that would soon spiral out of control, the Grammy Award-winning rapper tweeted that he would “Go death against 3 the Jewish people.” He later tried to defend his statement, but the tweet was quickly deleted and has since been blocked from his account.
Donald joined Donda Sports in May weeks after winning his first Super Bowl ring with the LA Rams. The agency, founded and named by West after his late mother, now finds itself in deep trouble as Donald isn’t the only big star pulling out.
The NBA’s Jaylen Brown, who also signed a contract with the agency in May. took to Twitter to announce that he too was breaking away from the label following the backlash:
“In light of this, after sharing conversations, I now realize that there are times when my voice and my position cannot coexist in spaces that do not correspond to my position or my values. And, therefore, I am discontinuing my relationship with Donda Sports”.
Who is the president of Kanye West’s Donda Sports?
As West tries to quell the raging inferno of his business ventures thanks to his comments, he can rest easy knowing that Donda Sports will be in safe hands. After all, the president of the organization is, of course, Antonio Brown.
In February, Brown posted an image of a bill for over $2.1 million, letting the world know that he was the man running Donda. Brown has recently pursued his musical ambitions. But the pulls of Donald and Brown will definitely have him spending a few more hours working on calls than busting out a freestyle in the studio.
Edited by Souryadeep Mazumder