NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — Prominent multinational investment bank JPMorgan Chase has ended its relationship with controversial pro-life celebrity Kanye West, according to an email obtained by conservative commentator Candace Owens of The Daily Wire.
West, who has been openly critical of corporations including JPMorgan Chase in the past, said he felt “happy to have crossed the line” because his cancellation helped to spotlight the reality that someone could be “canceled by a bank.” It’s unclear exactly what factors led the bank to cut ties with the celebrity.
The email, which Owens made public on Twitter Wednesday, informs West without extensive details that the bank “has decided to end its banking relationship” with West’s company, Yeezy LLC.
Earlier today I learned that @kanyewest was officially kicked out of JP Morgan Chase bank. I was told there was no official reason given, but they sent this letter as well to confirm that he has until late November to find another place for the Yeezy empire to bank. pic.twitter.com/FUskokb6fP
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 12, 2022
In the message, the bank told West that it “will continue to maintain” his accounts until November 21, 2022, and advised the pop star to “stop processing Company transactions and/or using any products associated with the accounts five business days before the scheduled closure date set forth above” to avoid “transactional delays.”
“After that date, the Bank will close any open accounts, and after deduction of any permissible service charges and pending transactions, remit all remaining funds in the form of a check delivered to the Company at the address of record,” the email read.
Accordingly, the bank encouraged West to “act promptly [to] transfer your business to another financial institution before November 21, 2022.”
It’s unclear when Chase sent the email to West. The screenshot of the email that was made public Wednesday does not include the date on which it was sent.
West has publicly aired his grievances about JPMorgan Chase as well as other corporations in the past.
Last month, he called out Chase executives Bill Grous, Jing Ulrich, and CEO Jamie Dimon, alleging there was “a lot of controlling and handling to suppress my ability to affect the American economy and industry.”
In July, West sent Gap stock tumbling after he expressed discontent about his apparel gigs with both Gap and Adidas, threatening to “walk away” if the companies didn’t put him on their corporate boards.
A provocative rapper and public figure, West has attracted significant uproar for vocally supporting Donald Trump and expressing pro-life views, with recent actions generating a fresh wave of controversy in recent days.
Last week, West grabbed headlines for joining Candace Owens at a fashion-show where they both wore “White Lives Matter” shirts to push back against the anti-white sentiments of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
West also got into hot water this week after he posted several messages deemed “anti-semitic” on Instagram and Twitter.
On Tuesday, tech mogul Elon Musk said he spoke with West about the remarks, and suggested West had taken his comments “to heart.”
Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022
“Hey, if you call somebody out for bad business, that means you’re being anti-Semitic,” West joked to reporters after the screening of Owens’ new documentary for the Daily Wire: “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold.”
“I feel happy to have crossed the line of that idea so we can speak openly about things like getting canceled by a bank,” West added.
Since the email from Chase that was made public on Twitter does not include a date, the decision to terminate West’s account may be unrelated to his more recent controversies.
LifeSiteNews reached out to JPMorgan Chase but the company declined to comment.