Ex-staffer claims Kanye West wanted to build a jail at his private school

An ex-staffer has claimed Kanye West wanted to build a jail at Donda Academy, his private school.

The former employee of Kanye's Yeezy and Donda Academy businesses has filed a lawsuit against Kanye, alleging he oversaw a hostile workplace, and intentionally inflicted emotional distress on his staff.

Trevor Phillips, who was employed by the All of the Lights rapper from November 2022 until August 2023 said he experienced severe discrimination, harassment and retaliative behaviour directly from Kanye, and that Kanye, 46, was openly discriminatory towards Black staff and students.

“It was immediately apparent to him, and others, that Kanye treated the Black staff considerably worse than white employees,” Trevor's lawyers submitted via court documents.

“Even when class was in session, Kanye would scream and berate Black employees, while never even as much raising his tone at the white staff. Often, Kanye targeted Phillips — a Black man — not just with this disparate and harassing behavior, but complete and utter disdain.”

The lawsuit also alleges Kanye told a pair of school children, “he wanted them to shave their heads and that he intended to put a jail at the school — and that they could be locked in cages.”