The rapper, 40, was accused of stealing a design blueprint and calling it his own when in actuality it appears to be an original sketch by former Nike designer Tony Spackman, who currently serves as design director of Givenchy.
On Friday, West acknowledged the stolen sketches tweeting, “Today I learned that a newly hired designer on the Yeezy team presented work that was not of their own. This person has immediately been let go from the Yeezy brand.” In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: “In a moment of inspiration, energy and excitement I had posted this sketch and would like to acknowledge the true creator of this amazing work, Tony Spackman.”
It all started when West tweeted the sketch on April 30 with the caption, “This is where a YEEZY study for base layer starts. I’m so excited about our new design team. Yeezy is no longer a fashion company we should be referred to as apparel or clothing or simply YEEZY.”