Yeezy Apparel, a company managed and reportedly owned by Kanye West, owes over $600,000 in unpaid tax debt.
According to documents reviewed by NBC News, government records show three separate notice letters were sent in July 2021, in February and in September. A lien is a claim made on a person or entity’s assets in response to an alleged debt.
Yeezy Apparel has been operating in California since 2017, according to public California business records, and was recorded as being active and in “good” standing in an annual filing in January. Yeezy is Ye’s core fashion and lifestyle brand, known for its tumultuous collaborations with Adidas and Gap, both of which have been terminated over his antisemitic remarks. Yeezy Apparel is one of five active Yeezy limited liability corporations in California managed by Ye.
It’s not clear what chain of events led to the liens being filed, but with the end of several business partnerships with Chase, Gap and adidas, the Yeezy brand needs to reconstruct fast to avoid additional losses.