Kanye West Accuses Gap of Shutting Him Out of Meetings and Copying His Designs

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 3: Kanye West is seen exiting her hotel on September 3, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Kanye West is involved in another beef, this time with Gap.

The rapper and entrepreneur shared a series of posts on Instagram calling out the brand, which he’s been collaborating with for his Yeezy Gap line.

In a Tuesday, Aug. 30 post, West accused the retailer of leaving him out of meetings. He shared a photo of several designs and captioned the post: “Gap held a meeting about me without me?”

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On Wednesday, he posted a picture of a T-shirt with a Gap logo, and included a screengrab of a text  exchange with someone claiming Gap stole the design from YGEBB (Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga).

“This is Gap copying — YGEEB,” the unidentified person wrote. “Exactly,” West replied.

West, who now goes by the name Ye, also said the brand backed out of a photo shoot with his children and didn’t tell him, writing: “But they canceled the photo shoot with my kids in Japan without me knowing.”

Gap hasn’t publicly commented on West’s claims.

The hitmaker’s dispute with the chain comes after he recently took on critics who slammed him for selling Yeezy Gap out of large sacks that looked like trash bags.

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“I’m an innovator,” West said in an Aug. 18 interview with Fox & Friends.

“I’m not here to sit up and apologize for my ideas,” he added. “That’s exactly what the media tries to do: make us apologize for any idea that doesn’t fall under exactly the way they want us to think.”

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Earlier this year, a furious West took to social media to say he was banned from the editing room as the production team finalized the Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy.

“I’m going to say this kindly for the last time,” he wrote in the since-deleted Instagram post. “I must get final edit and approval on this doc before it releases on Netflix. Open the edit room immediately so I can be in charge of my own image. Thank you in advance.”

The three-part documentary came from filmmaking duo Coodie and Chike, who previously collaborated with West on music videos, including “Through the Wire” and “Jesus Walks.”

Coodie responded to West’s complaints in a January interview at the Sundance Film Festival with Indiewire.

“We have to be true to the story. We can’t sugarcoat nothing. Everybody is going to have their own opinion,” Coodie said. “Anything that he did that he might cringe on, is what was done.”