Ye’s Yeezy pays nearly $1m to settle slow-shipping lawsuit

Published 09 Nov, 2021 11:03am

Formerly known as Kanye West, the singer designs and sells sneakers under the Yeezy brand in collaboration with Adidas.

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Rapper and fashion mogul Ye’s high-end clothing company Yeezy agreed Monday to pay $950,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by four California district attorneys over slow shipping to customers.

The suit brought last month by the district attorneys of Los Angeles, Sonoma, Napa and Alameda counties alleged that Yeezy had engaged in false advertising about its shipping and had violated state law by failing to send online orders within 30 days.

Last month, a judge approved a request from the artist formerly known as Kanye West legally changed his name to Ye. He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years. He tweeted in 2018 that he wanted the change saying, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

He designs and sells sneakers under the Yeezy brand in collaboration with Adidas. The company also makes and sells clothes. Adidas was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. An email sent seeking comment from Yeezy was not immediately returned.

The settlement includes $800,000 in civil penalties to the district attorneys offices, $50,000 in restitution to a state consumer protection fund, and $100,000 in investigative costs.

Earlier in February, celebrity Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Ye after 6.5 years of marriage. The couple have four children together.

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