VLONE’s Co-Founder ASAP Bari Kicked Out Of Label, Says His Behavior is ‘Contrary to Our Collective’
UNITED STATES — Streetwear brand VLONE first launched more than six years ago. ASAP Bari was the co-founder of the label.
The fashion label has announced that they have parted ways with the Harlem-native, due to his “irrational behavior.”
VLONE announced the news on Instagram:
“VLONE is the stamp for creatives who stand tall, thriving on individuality, caring less about conformity that has long governed the fashion style of society,” the label wrote. “Create your own stylish rules, set your own trend, embed your own morale in which you can express yourself creatively without limitations. In the new era of VLONE, our brand will embrace distinctive creatives, who defy the norm and inspire the willing.”
VLONE continued, “In closing, we will not partake in any irrational behavior associated or related with Jabari ‘Younglord’ Shelton. He has no authority to style himself as “Mr. Vlone,” use or license VLONE – this behavior is contrary to our collective.”
VLONE‘s statement didn’t elaborate further on what kind of “irrational behavior“ ASAP Bari was displaying at the company. However, outside of the company, the 30-year-old designer has been encumbered by criminal cases in the past several years.
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