West coast apparel brand DOPE maintains that Cam'ron was under contract, but has pulled their collection in response to his lack of support.
Earlier in the week, Cam'ron commented on a capsule collection he was allegedly involved in with west coast apparel company DOPE. The Dipset rapper claimed that he never signed off on the deal, and did not support it.
Shortly thereafter, DOPE responded, providing a photo which depicted a contract with Cam's signature. While the rapper has not made a statement since the photo surfaced, DOPE has now made the decision to pull the collection altogether. Read their statement below.Â
A collab is supposed to be two brands coming together to release product for the fans of each brand.Â We approached Cam'ron about a capsule collection of tees and hats last December. Cam'ron signed the contract and wasÂ paid in full. We produced the collection intending to launch it along with our new website,Â dope.comÂ and our newly remodeled store on Fairfax. In light of Cam'ron's recent statements vetoing the collection, we have decided not to release the product.Â Â Although the contract clearly allows us to proceed with the promotion, we believe it is in bad taste to release a collaboration without support from both parties. Cam'ronÂ in our view is in breach of the partiesâ contract, and it is truly unfortunate that he hasÂ repeatedlyÂ and wrongfullyÂ disparagedÂ Dope, including by claiming that theÂ collection is âbootleg,âÂ and that Dope is âin trouble.â Â
DOPE's owner Matte also commented on the situation.
I want to apologize to our customers for promoting product that is not going to be released. I understand that this is a disappointment to many and I wish that I was able to release the project in the positive and supportive light it was intended to be. Throughout the creative process I was led to believe that we had the support from Cam'ron and knew nothing of his disproval until after we announced the release of the collection. I was excited for this collaboration and it is unfortunate that I was not able to resolve this amicably with Cam'ron.Â
View the full contract in gallery above.