KANYE West has had his team get to work covering up graffiti after vandals spray-painted his Yeezy headquarters in Los Angeles, as he’s spent months out of the country.
The 46-year-old has been traveling in the likes of Italy and Saudi Arabia and appeared to have abandoned plans to use the huge rented space on Melrose Avenue.
A source told The U.S. Sun the music star only hosted the odd event at the property in West Hollywood as his plans to bring his fashion brand back seem to have stalled.
New exclusive photographs show the space is still being used by the star as the graffiti has been removed and workers were seen removing items in a van.
An insider said this past week two or three staffers on sewing machines have set up in the 7,400-square-foot showroom, a sign Kanye could be heading back to the city.
It is still full of storage items and huge unfinished wooden structures.
A source close to Kanye told The U.S. Sun that the space was initially used for secret fashion events, the odd Sunday Service performance, and private movie nights.
It was said to be more of a “multi-purpose venue” than a store for shoppers, as he has been working with American Apparel founder Dov Charney.
Kanye, who found himself canceled following his anti-Semitic remarks about the Jewish community, has seen his career left in tatters since last year.
Back in November, the rapper and entrepreneur were dropped by everyone from his talent agency CAA to big-name fashion brands including Adidas, Gap, and Balenciaga. Even JP Morgan Chase bank parted ways with him.
The hitmaker claimed to have lost an eye-watering “$2billion in a day” and continues to face mounting legal battles.
Sources say Kanye is desperate to get things moving again and relaunch his Yeezy brand, along with releasing an album with his longtime collaborator Ty Dollar $ign.
He dropped the track Vultures this month and sources say he’s laser-focused on his career despite his marriage to Bianca Censori being on the rocks.
The pair are currently on a break, according to the insider, amid mounting pressure from her family regarding his controlling behavior and telling her what to wear and eat.
He was seen without his wedding ring in a recent fan photo on Instagram, while Bianca remains in Australia spending time with family and friends.
Meanwhile, it was reported Adidas is considering writing off the remaining $320million worth of Yeezy shoes left unsold for the third release since cutting ties with the star.
The organization sold millions in the earlier releases with part of the profits being donated to groups fighting antisemitism.
The New York Times also spoke to numerous people involved in Kanye’s business dealings with Adidas for a recent expose, entitled Kanye and Adidas: Money, Misconduct and the Price of Appeasement.
The outlet claimed he drew a swastika on a shoe in frustration during one meeting – years before his anti-Semitic public rants.
He also allegedly advised a Jewish Adidas manager to kiss a picture of Hitler every day.
A representative for Kanye did not respond to The Times or The U.S. Sun’s requests for comment.
Kanye is still said to be working with Dov Chaney, who is no stranger to controversy himself as the Canadian entrepreneur and clothing manufacturer was fired by the board at American Apparel in 2014.
He was accused of a number of alleged failings, including misusing company money, violating the company’s sexual harassment policy, and offering significant severance packages without board approval.
“I want everybody to know I’m not ‘the Sleaze King,'” Charney later told ABC News in an exclusive interview. “‘The Sleaze King’ is another guy.
“All those accusations against me are crap. There are allegations… we’ve resolved them. None of it — none of these allegations – were ever proven,” he said, explaining that some lawsuits were settled while others were dismissed.