Rapper Kanye West reportedly ordered the firing of his 30-person staff after his Yeezy fashion show was said to have flopped at New York Fashion Week.
Reports from the show in September said models had to wear ill-fitting shoes and looked miserable, according to Page Six.
“He had his agent fire all 30 of his staff after the fashion show and got rid of his phone so people can only contact him via email,” one source alleged, according to Page Six. “He had a nervous breakdown after the show, and that’s what triggered it all.”
Others said this was an exaggerated version of events.
West “didn’t have a ‘nervous breakdown’,” another source said, adding:
Some people got let go, and there was a reorganization of others who he moved back to the music side of things. He’s a grownup. He was reflective and disappointed in how things went . . . He took stock in what people were saying and he was disappointed. But he’s more determined than ever to get that stuff right. And as far as throwing away his cellphone? If he did, then it’s not the first time.
After the show received many disappointing reviews, West decided to focus on his current tour, which has achieved record sales.
However, this was interrupted Oct. 2 when West received news that his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France.
West cut short his show in New York and canceled several appearances. Kardashian returned to the U.S. and has spent time with her family.
“This scared everyone,” a source told People Magazine. “They’re not taking chances ... It was a really scary situation for the entire family and it’s just not worth it to put themselves out there unnecessarily right now.”
The thieves took an estimated $11 million worth of jewelry during the early morning raid.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” an agent for Kardashian said.
Kardashian is expected to scale back her social media presence, as well as public appearances.
West’s tour will recommence Oct. 7 in Chicago.