Camille Vasquez and her law firm would no longer represent Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West, left, and lawyer Camille Vasquez. (Associated Press; Los Angeles Times)

No Billable Hours Here: Camille Vasquez, Johnny Depp’s defamation attorney, isn’t representing Kanye West after all.

On Friday, TMZ reported that West had hired Vasquez and his law firm, Brown Rudnick, to represent his business interests amid his public image and business crises.

However, on Monday, the site reported that Vasquez had refused to work with the rapper as he doubled down on his anti-Semitic remarks over the weekend. The company reportedly attempted to continue its business relationship without Vasquez on the condition that West publicly retract his anti-Semitic remarks. He reportedly refused and fired the law firm.

A representative for Brown Rudnick did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Monday.

The Grammy-winning artist, 45, has gone through a personal and professional spiral as his contracts and deals evaporate following his recent provocations, including a series of anti-Semitic remarks and false claims about the death of George Floyd, whose family is suing the rapper for harassment, embezzlement and defamation.

Global brands Adidas, Balenciaga, JP Morgan and Gap have also ended commercial relationships with West, and his recording contract with longtime label Def Jam has also reportedly ended.

On Monday, The Times reported that Hollywood talent agency CAA had severed ties with West, and the White House condemned an anti-Semitic protest on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles over the weekend that cited West.

His ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, and her sister Khloé Kardashian spoke out against hate speech against the Jewish community on their Instagram Stories.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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