Major League Soccer issued a statement on Tuesday morning that it was removing the rapper Sheck Wes from marketing materials promoting the upcoming 2019 season after the musician was accused of domestic assault.
Sheck Wes’ former girlfriend, Justine Skye, wrote a tweet Monday night time addressed to Sheck Wes, which mentioned “you beat girls” and “you hit your lady sooner than me and you can do it once more.”
Skye additionally accused Sheck Wes of stalking her and her buddies and mentioned acquaintances of his attacked her and buddies she was once with.
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Sheck Wes denied the allegations via Twitter early Tuesday morning.
“I’ve selected to stay silent till now out of recognize for exact sufferers of abuse,” Sheck Wes wrote. “However I will not stand via whilst lies are time and again instructed about me. I by no means hit or beat any girls and I didn’t beat up or soar any one.”
Sheck Wes plays at LiveXLive Submit Grammy Celebration at The Peppermint Membership on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photograph: Cassidy Sparrow, Getty Pictures for LiveXLive)
MLS was once scheduled to head are living with promotional fabrics for the approaching season on Tuesday morning that featured Sheck Wes. The “Our Football” campaign was launched, though the video featuring Sheck Wes was not released on the MLS YouTube page. Other videos featuring Prince Royce and producer/DJ TOKiMONSTA were released.
In an emailed statement issued Tuesday morning, the league wrote: “In light of the recent news regarding Sheck Wes, he is no longer part of the campaign.”