Kanye West is claiming that his own company Yeezy – led by its clothing brand – will hit one billion dollars in revenue this year and that he has 160 positions to fill at the company by the end of 2018.
In addition, West has reportedly hired a CEO, CFO and two full time lawyers to look after his career, according to a string of tweets posted today (April 25).
Yesterday it was reported that West had parted ways with his manager of two years, Scooter Braun, and his legal team.
In March, West also split with long-term manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic who has been working with him since 2010 and was recently co-manager alongside Braun.
Today, West said he wanted his manager and lawyer to work full time for him but they said no, so he hired a new team instead.
Said West: “We have 160 positions to fill by the end of the year. Yeezy will hit a billion dollars this year.
“Yeezy is the 2nd fastest growing company in history. It is a unicorn on its way to becoming a decacorn.”
“It is the 2nd fastest growing company in history. It is a unicorn on its way to becoming a decacorn.”
Yeezy will become the “biggest apparel company in human history by working with the most genius level talents and creating product at an affordable price,” said West.
Of his split with Braun, West added: “I no longer have a manager. I can’t be managed.”
A true statement of artistic independence, or nothing but hot air? Stay tuned.Music Business Worldwide