Kanye West Fires Yeezy Employee For Stolen Design

Kanye West Fires Yeezy Employee For Stolen Design

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)

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If you recall, Kanye West took to Twitter a while back and shared a few pictures of what fans of his Yeezy brand should expect to see soon.

However, today he had to issue an apology to Givenchy design director Tony Spackman after he posted a sketch that was stolen from him.

Back on April 30th, Kanye released a sketch of what looked to be a new design for his shoes. The caption read,

this is where a YEEZY study for base layer starts. I’m so excited about our new design team. Yeezy is no longer a fashion company we should be referred to as apparel or clothing or simply YEEZY. pic.twitter.com/0hcy4yHvO2

It seems that a former Yeezy employee sent them to Ye trying to pass them as their own.

Today I learned that a newly hired designer on the Yeezy team presented work that was not of their own. This person has immediately been let go from the Yeezy brand.

He continued saying,

In a moment of inspiration, energy and excitement I had posted this sketch and would like to acknowledge the true creator of this amazing work, Tony Spackman.

Further investigation into this sketch shoe that it reaches back to 2005 when Spackman worked for Nike. As of now, there is no comment from the fired employee or Spackman on the incident.

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