Another plagiarism accusation for Kanye West

Kanye West accused of racial discrimination

A lawsuit was filed towards Kanye West from Benjamin Deshon Provoa former security guard who worked for the rapper (who now goes by Ye) both at his school “Donda Academy” and in a warehouse used as storage for the clothing brand “Yeezy” owned by the American artist.

In the filing, the former employee alleges that West subjected his Black employees to “less favorable treatment than their white counterparts,” and People magazine reported that the lawsuit also alleges that Ye “frequently yelled at and berated employees blacks” and eventually fired Provo for refusing to cut his dreadlocks.

The former staffer began working for the controversial rapper in August 2021, after six months at Donda Academy (the unaccredited Christian school founded in 2022 by Ye). This, she claims, occurred when the school relocated and “assigned additional work duties” to employees “due to staffing shortages.”

The lawsuit accuses Ye of demonstrating a “stark difference” in how he treated his Black employees compared to other staff members and says the rapper was “always abrupt, abrasive and demeaning towards the plaintiff and his Black counterparts ” (according to what was stated by the newspaper “Metro”).

Furthermore, Provo accuses West of forcing “anyone associated with Donda to discard books relating to Martin Luther King, Malcolm .

Additionally, the complainant claims he complained to his manager about the pay disparity and was told not to raise the topic with the rapper. Shortly thereafter, he reportedly saw a “decrease in his wages,” something his white colleagues did not experience. This was attributed by the company to the fact that the rapper could not “afford security”.

In the run-up to his firing, the document alleges that around April of last year the “Vultures” rapper “unjustifiably and unreasonably began demanding that Plaintiff and others shave their heads,” despite Benjamin having dreadlocks.” as an expression of his religion.”

He claims he was pressured to comply with Ye's “increasingly aggressive and demanding” demands and was directly fired because he refused to shave his head.

Provo is seeking damages for alleged discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, labor code violations and attorneys' fees. It also seeks “a preliminary and permanent injunction and public injunction, against all defendants, prohibiting them from owning and operating any type of educational school for children under 18 years of age in the state of California.”

This isn't the first lawsuit Ye has faced from a former Yeezy employee and Donda Academy student. Earlier this month, he was sued by another staff member for allegedly threatening to “cage” his students. Trevor Phillips has accused the musician of a series of allegations including verbal abuse, threats of physical violence and comparisons to Hitler.

Although lawyers have not yet responded to the allegations brought to light by Phillips, they have previously denied the charges leveled against Donda Academy. “None of this is true and the allegations do a disservice to the current staff and students of Donda Academy and their parents who will attest to their positive experience,” they said in a 2023 document.

Within a short time, Kanye West was accused of punching a man in the face who allegedly “sexually assaulted” his wife Bianca Censorsaccused by Underground producer TSVI of allegedly “stealing” a sample of his song “12345678” and ultimately branded an “anti-Semite” by Ozzy Osbourne after the rapper used part of “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath without permission last February.

The rapper's last album was “Vultures 1”, which he released with Ty Dolla $ign. Shortly after its release, Ye said that his follow-up “Vultures 2” was delayed and hinted that he would not release the trilogy's two remaining LPs on streaming platforms.