Kanye West has responded to the removal of several of his top associations in recent weeks in the wake of hisanti-Semitic comments.
The rapper and entrepreneur has seen fashion deals with Adidas and Balenciaga terminated, as well as partnerships with talent agency Creative Arts Agency (CAA) and Hollywood production and financial agency, MRC, in response to his behavior.
On October 27, on what appears to be his recently re-established Instagram account, Ye has reacted to the fallout by saying that “money is not who I am.”
“I lost $2 billion in one day. And I’m still alive. This is the discourse of love. I still love you. God still loves you. Money is not who I am. People are who I am,” West wrote.
Ye’s message comes days after Emanuel, who is the CEO of media company Endeavor, urged companies in a Financial Times article to stop doing business with the rapper.
In a statement shared with CNN, a representative for TJ Maxx said the retailer “does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or hatred of any kind.” They confirmed that the company would stop stocking Yeezy-branded products in all of its global markets, and continued, “We have instructed our purchasing teams not to purchase this merchandise for sale in any of our stores globally.”