Donate to the Transgender Law Center

Nike Ends Relationship With A$AP Bari Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Bari’s VLONE brand collaborated with the Nike on an Air Force 1 sneaker last year and debuted unreleased items at Paris Fashion Week.

July 31, 2017
Nike Ends Relationship With A$AP Bari Following Sexual Assault Allegations A$AP Bari attends Tupac's Powamekka Cafe and Tupac by Vlone store opening, April 7, 2017.3   Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

Nike has ended their relationship with A$AP Bari and his VLONE brand following sexual assault allegations made against the A$AP Mob co-founder and VLONE owner, a Nike spokesperson confirmed to The FADER.

ADVERTISEMENT

The allegations came after a video began circulating online that showed Bari allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. Bari issued a statement shortly after the video surfaced. "Being raised by strong women who taught me to respect everyone, I’m disappointed in the situation as well as myself and will reflect on the situation appropriately," he wrote.

Bari's VLONE and Nike collaborated on a pair of Air Force 1's in 2016 and debuted as-yet-unreleased collaborations at Paris Fashion Week in January.

A representative for A$AP Bari was not immediately available for comment.

More from FADER Video
Nike Ends Relationship With A$AP Bari Following Sexual Assault Allegations