Kanye West Shuts Down Donda Academy
Kanye West Shuts Down Donda Academy ... Troubles Pile Up Over Antisemitic Rants
10/27/2022 6:13 AM PT
Kanye West's Donda Academy is officially toast ... the rapper just shuttered the doors to his school ... at least for now, as his troubles mount following his antisemitic remarks.
The school's principal, Jason Angell, fired off an email to the parents of students, informing them that "at the discretion of our founder, Donda Academy will close for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year effective immediately."
Kanye himself weighed in on social media in a since-deleted Instagram post ... "Here's the clout you're looking for. My school is being shut down." Hollywood Unlocked was first to report the closure.
In his email to parents, Angell insisted the school plans to reopen in September 2023, adding ... "we are confident that our scholars will continue to advance as the creative innovators, influencers and academic leaders of the next generation."
An unaccredited Christian institution, Donda Academy required parents to sign non-disclosure agreements before their children could become students. There were only about 100 students in total, with half on scholarships from Kanye and friends of the rapper.
Parents whose kids didn't get scholarships had to cough up $15,000 per year for their kids to attend. Students wore designer uniforms by Balenciaga and Ye's own clothing line, Yeezy.
The school closure is just the latest fallout following Ye's hate-filled comments about Jews. As we reported, Donda Academy was booted from a major basketball tournament. Adidas, Balenciaga and CAA have parted ways with him ... and Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown announced they are no longer repped by Donda Sports.