Morehouse cancels basketball tournament with ties to Kanye West

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has been dropped by several companies after a series of...
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has been dropped by several companies after a series of antisemitic posts.(Evan Agostini | Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:07 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Morehouse College has canceled a basketball with ties to Kanye West’s Donda Academy.

Morehouse is just the latest institution to drop the rapper legally known as Ye after the rapper made a series of antisemitic posts. Ye was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts, a documentary on him was scrapped and Adidas terminated their shoe deal with him, sending his net value tumbling. He has since regained access to his Twitter account.

The tournament was scheduled for Nov. 6 and would have featured the Donda Doves and The Skill Factory, two basketball-focused high schools. Morehouse called Ye‘s recent antisemitic comments “divisive and unproductive.”

Celtics star Jaylen Brown was slated to host the tournament. Brown initially pushed for the tournament to go forward, saying “[the kids] have nothing to do with what’s going on and should not be penalized.”

Brown left the Donda Sports agency recently, following the footsteps of athletes such as Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald.