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Adidas puts Kanye West Yeezy deal under review


Adidas says it is reviewing its Yeezy partnership with Kanye West days after he showed a "White Lives Matter" T-shirt design at Paris Fashion Week.

The company did not mention the controversy but said "successful partnerships are rooted in mutual respect and shared values".

The rapper and fashion designer responded on Instagram, claiming the firm "stole" his designs.

That post now appears to have been deleted.

Adidas told the BBC it had made the decision to put the partnership under review after "repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation."

A spokesperson for the German sportswear company also said that the "Adidas Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful collaborations in our industry's history."In his Instagram post, Mr West also used a strong expletive, adding "I AM ADIDAS."

Earlier this week, he was c