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Amidst a controversy involving sexual assault allegations against A$AP Bari, a Nike source has confirmed that the company is no longer working with him. The allegations arose after a controversial video surfaced earlier this month. In the aftermath, A$AP Bari took to social media to post a statement hoping to better explain the situation and his remorse.

Nike has yet to make an official statement, but according to our source, the brand has cut ties with A$AP Bari. It is unclear if it means that the upcoming VLONE x Nike collaborations displayed at Paris Fashion Week have also been cancelled, but it’s logical that as a result of the partnership termination, those sneakers won’t see the light of day.

The collaborations between A$AP Bari and Nike only started just last year, with the release of a co-branded Air Force 1 that dropped at ComplexCon and during New York Fashion Week in January.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources to help you. 

Donate to Rape Crisis here (UK) or RAINN here (US).

Words by Jian DeLeon
Editorial Director

Jian DeLeon is the Editorial Director at Highsnobiety. He is based in New York.

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