Vid Shows Kanye Trying to Intimidate Adidas Execs by Forcing Them to Watch Adult Film as His Public Breakdown Continues
Kanye West's behavior has been escalating in recent days, and it went from whacky and weird to downright disturbing this
Kanye West's behavior has been escalating in recent days, and it went from whacky and weird to downright disturbing this week.
West has been banned temporarily from both Instagram and Twitter for anti-Semitic rants, threatening to go "death con 3" on Jewish people over the weekend.
After losing those platforms, West turned to YouTube to release a 30-minute documentary, and in it he displays some very disturbing behavior towards some Adidas executives around the time the company announced they were reviewing their relationship with the rapper.
West Posts Shocking Video on His Own
The YouTube documentary starts with a three-and-a-half-minute real-life video game montage, where West plays the main character getting suited up and heading out into the city in a Black van.
The video then shows West meeting with multiple business partners and the interactions they had.
Around the 10:15-minute mark, things get weird.
West is seen standing in front of several people sitting on stools, presumed to be executives from sports brand Adidas.
West holds up his phone to show something playing on the screen. One exec leans forward and laughs uncomfortably, asking, "Is this a porn movie?" West says, "He's got the same voice doesn't he?" Referring to one of the execs and the main actor in the adult film. The exec leans back exasperatedly and says, "Jesus Christ."
The uncomfortable exec shifts as subtitles show that one of the characters in the porn video is saying, "You are not going to hurt my feelings again." West then shoves his phone close to the man's blurred face to try to draw his attention to something as the video continues.
The executive, looking visibly uncomfortable even with a blurred face, tries to look away but West persists in pushing the phone close to his face. He says, "come on, man." In the porn video, one of the actors says, "Can you just pretend it never happened?" The exec says, "come on," and tries to push West's hand and phone away from his face.
West relents, pulling his phone away, and asks the group, "doesn't it sound like the same voice?" One concedes, "the voice sounds similar, yeah."
West then sits down, points at one of the men and says, "So, basically. I'm only going to work at Adidas if he's the CEO. 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 I'm going to do the thing that's your worst nightmare.'"
West continues, "Your worst nightmare is not me hitting you. Your worst nightmare is not me playing the porn. Your worst nightmare is not me screaming. We've done all this." He then points at one of the men, "That's your worst nightmare." He moves on to another man, "And then, worst nightmare number two."
He asks, "So is it your dream or is it a nightmare?" One of the men then asks, "What are we doing?" A man appearing to be a legal representative or mediator then explains to the executives that the point West was trying to make is that when people steal his ideas, "it's like stealing a child. These are all children of his mind. And you've kidnapped them." The man goes on to explain that West is "angry, and he's right."
The execs acknowledged that they could do better in how they deal with West, as the rapper shifts on his stool and fidgets.
West's point seemed to be showing the world his business acumen and where he's been done wrong before in business dealings, but instead it just makes him look unbalanced and aggressive. The Adidas executives would be within their legal rights to press charges against West for the unsolicited explicit images, but it would seem that everyone is just focusing on the business future – as people continue to make money off West's creativity and instability.
Why is No One Stopping Kanye?
Kim Kardashian has hired extra security at her children’s private school after Kanye West revealed its name on social media.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 11, 2022
West has been adamant about removing his kids from the school and enrolling them at Donda Academy.
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As West's public breakdown continues, many are asking – where are the adults and mental health professionals in the room? Why is no one stopping him?
The answer is likely layered.
First, in order to effect something like a conservatorship – made famous by Britney Spears who languished under one for 13 years – the burden of proof for an adult is extraordinarily high. While West's behavior likely meets the necessary burden, it's difficult to take away the autonomy for an adult, for good reason, and doubly so if that person is a grown man who has been living independently for decades.
There's also the added layer that he's continuing to perform and make money, so he doesn't seem (from the outside) to be crippled by his behavior. And so far, he hasn't endangered himself or others directly – merely threatened to.
Nonetheless, if West had an active publicist invested in his future public image, someone should be stepping in right about now. Given the crickets surrounding his continued escalation of worrying behavior, whoever maintains his image seems happy to make money off his mental illness and controversy.