Kanye West "Beat To A Pulp" By Anti-Semitism Scandal, Donda Academy Student Athletics Halted

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The Chicago MC seems to have admitted defeat amid his partnership terminations, as students athletes from his school are left with no play.

Ye f.k.a. Kanye West has been losing partnerships left and right, hurting both his pockets and his public image. He recently posted on Instagram about the incidents, saying that he's been "beat to a pulp" by the backlash from his anti-semitic rants. After Adidas dropped him, the Yeezy mogul asked to "see the contracts" via his Instagram post "while [he's] still allowed on Mark Zuckerberg's platform."

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"I'm going to say this again," began Ye, "Let's see the contracts. The film contracts, the sports contracts, the music contracts, the mortgages. Let's see the contracts so we can or better yet will do better business. I've been beat to a pulp and there's still no accountability."

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These statements come just days after the significant cutbacks to his Donda Academy, which has left many of its student athletes in a state of limbo where they are playing just a few games, if at all. A source close to the school's basketball team says that the kids have limited practice, no presence at tournaments, and barely any scheduled games, which has put practice in the hands of the players or eager coaches to organize on their own.

Since Donda Academy's closure was mostly due to faculty members and staff quitting, the season hasn't officially ended. This means that it's been hard for students to transfer to other basketball programs, hurting those with real talent and potential. However, a recent post by the institution implies that the school year might be back on track.

A rumored helping hand is NBA star Jaylen Brown, who announced he was leaving Donda Sports but is reportedly trying to save the team by scheduling tournaments and advocating for them to play. It's already scored them a game against Morehouse College next Sunday, so hopefully Donda Academy's closure doesn't leave these young prospects completely in the dust.

The consequences of Ye's actions are manifesting fast, and he's tried to bounce back by appearing at Skechers' L.A. offices and other business redirections. Regardless of what you think about Kanye's statements or business moves, it's unfortunate that his comments have affected uninvolved parties, like the kids he wants to uplift.

Stay tuned to HotNewHipHop for the latest on Kanye West and his saga of accountability and expression.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.