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Kanye West Is Done With Corporate America. He’ll Go It Alone

The rapper and designer is sticking with his current contracts but says that’s it: ‘No more companies standing in between me and the audience.’

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Rapper and designer Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, says he’s done with his corporate partners and plans to branch out solo.

“It’s time for me to go it alone,” Ye said in a phone interview. “It’s fine. I made the companies money. The companies made me money. We created ideas that will change apparel forever. Like the round jacket, the foam runner, the slides that have changed the shoe industry. Now it’s time for Ye to make the new industry. No more companies standing in between me and the audience.”