The fallout from the reaction to a series of controversial remarks made by Kanye West continues as Morehouse College announced Monday that it is canceled a basketball tournament involving Donda Academy.
Donda Academy, a private prep school started by Ye, was scheduled to play The Skills Factory.
In a statement, Morehouse said it “cannot condone” what the institution described as “divisive and unproductive statements” made by the rapper.
“Throughout its history, Morehouse College, perhaps more than any other institution, has stood for social discourse which advances equity and healing, particularly in areas involving race, culture, and socio-economic disparities,” the school said in a statement. “We, therefore, cannot condone, in perception or implication, the recent divisive and unproductive statements by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.”
Morehouse was the latest entity to separate itself from West amid antisemitic comments and a false claim that George Floyd died by fentanyl, not at the hands of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murder for burrowing his knee into Floyd’s neck during an encounter in 2020.