Kanye West shuts down gossip
Kanye West has banned New York Fashion Week models from talking about him.
The 'Bound 2' rapper - whose Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection's second season will be previewed today (16.09.15) - has reportedly asked models to sign non-disclosure forms or risk a $10 million fine.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kanye's hacked off some really high-profile models by asking them to sign the agreement, particularly because it stated that he could sue them for up to $10million if they spoke out about him. It's a ridiculous amount and some models flat out refused.
"He's not considered a great talent - everyone knows his show is just a media frenzy, so some girls would rather not be associated with him. The document is ridiculous and totally over the top - but that's just Kanye."
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old rapper recently angered fellow streetwear designer Anne Bowen after announcing his surprise show.
She fumed: "We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labour - and commitment-cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks. "We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality. And just yesterday we learned that Kanye West is having a show at the same time on the same date as ours. Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this. It's like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this?"