Kanye West was told in late September, before his fashion week antics and anti-Semitic stream of posts, that he would no longer be welcome to bank with JPMorgan Chase.
On Wednesday evening, conservative commentator Candace Owens tweeted out images of a letter sent to Kanye West from the bank advising him he had until November 21 to transfer his accounts elsewhere.
No reason was provided for the bank’s decision, nor did Owens offer one.
However, the insinuation of the tweet’s timing is that West was de-banked following several recent controversial episodes, including sending models down his runway during Paris fashion week wearing shirts that read ‘White Lives Matter,’ in addition to the targeted bullying of a Vogue fashion editor on his Instagram page, and a series of anti-Semitic statements that earned him removal from Instagram and Twitter.
Owens made the announcement hours before a bizarre reunion between West and fellow Kim Kardashian ex Ray J (and non-ex Kid Rock) on the red carpet for the DailyWire’s latest film – The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.
In reality, the letter arrived shortly after West gave an interview to CNBC, in which he claimed he was mulling taking his business elsewhere, according to the Daily Beast.
‘I’m moving my money over from JPMorgan over to Bank of America, possibly, because I go and move $ 140 million over to JPMorgan and [CEO] Jamie Dimon never calls me, ‘West said at the time.
‘I find out Jing Ulrich is one of the heads of the board at Adidas and one of the heads of the board at JPMorgan, and they already treat me a certain way at Adidas. It doesn’t matter how much money you move over there, ‘he added.
The rapper, who has a history of mental illness, appeared at the Nashville premiere of Candace Owen’s new documentary, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold, which accuses the BLM organization of misappropriating millions of dollars in donations
PICTURED left to right: Kanye West, Colby Covington, Candace Owens, and Ray J at the premiere of Owens’ new documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold, an anti-BLM film
JP Morgan Chase broke up with Kanye in this letter that was posted by Candace Owens on Twitter. Kanye has been locked out of his accounts
Owens shared her thoughts Wednesday evening about the purported corporate cancelation of Kanye by Chase Bank
West claimed that despite banking hundreds of millions with Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon (pictured) did not pay him any personal attention
Canceled: Kanye promised to ‘go death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’ in a shocking tweet last weekend
The letter from Chase read: ‘We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion with [associate’s name] that JP Morgan Chase Bank has decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC, and its affiliated entities.
‘We ask that you promptly transfer your business to another financial institution before November 21, 2022.’
JPMorgan Chase did not offer an explanation as to why it cut ties with the music and design mogul, and declined to comment when approached by the Daily Mail.
West has also publicly disparaged his partnerships with Gap and Adidas.
In September West ended his relationship with Gap and Adidas placed its highly successful partnership with West under review.
‘We are proud of our team that has worked tirelessly throughout our collaboration with Ye and the iconic products that were born from it. We also recognize that all successful partnerships are rooted in mutual respect and shared values.
‘After repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation, we have taken the decision to place the partnership under review,’ the company said in a statement last week.
On Wednesday evening, hours before West walked the red carpet at the premiere of Owens’ new anti-BLM documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM, the conservative firebrand tweeted:
‘Earlier today I learned that @kanyewest was officially kicked out JP Morgan Chase bank.
‘I was told there was no official reason given, but they sent this letter as well to confirm that he has until late November to find another place for the Yeezy empire to bank … what has landed us in to these times is an ongoing discussion which I would like to open up, ‘she wrote.
Following his Paris fashion week ‘White Lives Matter’ news cycle, Ye sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to expand upon some of his more controversial views
Though apparently unrelated, the timing of West’s ban from Chase arrived soon after Motherboard leaked an unaired clip from his interview with Tucker Carlson, which heard him saying Planned Parenthood was created to ‘control the Jew populations’ through eugenics.
‘When I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race black really are,’ he added. ‘This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief. ‘
The clip was notably absent from the interview when it aired on Fox News last week.
Nevertheless, the aired portions of West’s interview remained rife with bizarre statements, including a suggestion that his children had been replaced with ‘professional actors’ in his home to ‘sexualize my kids.’
He also pushed the anti-Semitic trope about Jewish people being good with money, saying ‘I prefer my kids knew Hanukkah than Kwanzaa. At least it will come with some financial engineering, ‘before chuckling.
West’s Twitter was suspended last weekend after he wrote, ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.’
He added: ‘The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda. ‘
His attack on Jewish people arrived just a day after sharing screenshots on Instagram revealing messages sent to Diddy in which West, 45, accused the rapper of being controlled by Jewish people trying to silence his ‘White Lives Matter’ message.
Owens and West promoting his White Lives Matter t-shirts at his show in Paris
Following his attendance at Owens’ premiere last night, West told reporters that he felt ‘happy to have crossed the line of that idea so that we can speak openly about things like getting canceled from the bank.’
‘People use the anti-Semite idea to cover up bad business. To say if you call someone out on bad business then you’re being anti-Semitic.
‘Do you think that the comment came just out of the blue? I do feel that in Hollywood when, especially with black entertainers, I’ve had a lot of bad experiences, ‘he said.
Many have speculated that West – who has said he suffers from bi-polar disorder – is in the midst of a psychological episode.