Apparently Kanye West was watching the Depp/Heard case closely, because the rapper now has enlisted the help of famous attorney Camille Vasquez.
Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who defended Johnny Depp, to handle his business interests.
Vasquez, who gained national fame over her representation of Depp in his heated defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be among the lawyers at the Brown Rudnick firm now working with West, TMZ reports.
The law firm declined to confirm to DailyMail.com whether or not it has secured West as a client.
It comes after Balenciaga dropped West as a business partner while Adidas threatens to cut ties with the rapper following his anti-Semitic rants on social media.
WWD reported that Balenciaga had dropped the troubled rapper who has been on a tirade lately calling for death to Jews who have wronged him and also calling President Biden the ‘r’ word.
Parent company Kering said the French fashion house would no longer be working on projects with the rapper and fashion designer who has legally changed his name to Ye.
‘Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,’ Kering told WWD.
Meanwhile, Adidas has said it’s partnership with West is ‘under review’ following increased pressure to drop the rapper from the Anti-Defamation league and Friends star David Schwimmer.
Schwimmer, 55, recently shared a video of West, 45, saying: ‘The thing I can say about Adidas is, I can literally say anti-Semitic s**t and they can’t drop me, I can say anti-Semitic things and Adidas can’t drop me. Now what? Now what?
Schwimmer captioned his post: ‘Now what, Adidas?’ before posting ‘Join me and the Anti-Defamation League in demanding Adidas #RunAwayFromHate and sharing a link to a petition from Campaign Against Antisemitism calling for West to be dropped -which has garnered more than 3000 signatures.
Adidas, a German company whose founders were members of the Nazi party, first launched its collaboration with West’s brand Yeezy in 2015.
West’s deal with Adidas is worth $220 million annually and $1.5 billion total, cites Forbes.
The Anti-Defamation League has also written an open letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chair Thomas Rabe urging the brand to drop West.
They wrote ‘In light of Kanye West’s increasingly strident antisemitic remarks over the past few weeks, we were disturbed to learn that Adidas plans to continue to release new products from his Yeezy brand without any seeming acknowledgement of the controversy surrounding his most recent remarks.
‘We urge Adidas to reconsider supporting the Ye product line and to issue a statement making clear that the Adidas company and community has no tolerance whatsoever for antisemitism.’