According to an anonymous CAA representative, the company is no longer working with Kanye West. "I can confirm that Kanye is not a client," they said when contacted by CNBC. This makes CAA the latest in a string of companies to break off relations with West, who legally changed his name last year to Ye.
After the rapper tweeted he wanted to go "death con 3" on Jewish people, Ari Emanuel, chief executive officer of Endeavor, called on every company that works with him to cut ties in an opinion piece published by the Financial Times.
Recently, MRC, a film studio known for producing "Knives Out" and the television series "Ozark," dropped a documentary about West.
MRC executives said in a statement that they "cannot support any content that amplifies his platform." They went on to say that the silence from leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or anti-Semitism is dismaying but not surprising. What is new and sad, according to them, is the fear Jews have about speaking out in their defense.