forget about Chris Brown disses and awkward cameos from Marilyn Manson – Kanye West is embroiled in yet another flaming controversy after he was accused of stripping the logo from his “Danda” album merchandise.
The 44-year-old allegedly stole the logo design from the black company, according to Randy Dawkins, creative director of the fashion line. Infinity G8ds.
“It’s disappointing,” Dawkins told the outlet. “We don’t have any bad vibes or bad feelings towards him, we actually like the guy. But how he did business? Well, that’s another story.”
The $100 T-shirts in question were sold at West’s “Danda” listening party on Aug. 5 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The tees were beige in color and had a tall black Star of David with a thin cross etched in the center. Below the design you can read the name of the plate and the date of the event.
Ye’s personal chef Willie Wallace first contacted Infinity G8ds in late July, Dawkins claimed. The two men were friends, he claimed, who crossed paths by another chef from the “Jesus Walks” rapper, Travis Reece.
“I was on the phone directly with Kanye,” Dawkins revealed. “He said, ‘Bro, I really like your design. It’s really dope. When can I meet you to talk about your process?’”
On July 26, Dawkins said he and his crew were driving from Miami to Atlanta to meet West at his studio. “The conversation was pretty general,” he continued. “He just wanted to understand our process. We explained it to him and took it apart. He loved the whole idea, the whole design.”
“He started selling us dreams of doing business with him,” Dawkins claimed. “He asked us to hang out for dinner, and we ate with them. At the end of the meeting, he told us he would keep in touch with us, but he never did.”
Reece is said to have called the label a week later and admitted to seeing the company’s logo on West’s T-shirts. Dawkins also told the publication that the Chicago-born entrepreneur’s business manager has contacted Infinity G8ds, but no solution has been found. Reece was also fired as West’s personal chef.
“To see him move this way was a misjudgment of his character for me,” Dawkins said. “From one black artist to another black artist, he could have said, ‘I see what you’ve got, let’s help you get some exposure, some visibility.’ That’s all we ask.”
Representatives of West and Infinity G8ds did not respond to The Post’s requests for comment.