Ye’s Chief of Staff Milo Yiannopoulos Out Amid Porn Plans, Others Also Reportedly Exit Yeezy Team (UPDATE)

Milo is "no longer with" the company, per an email bounce-back message Complex received on Wednesday.

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UPDATED 5/16, 7:23 a.m. ET: YesJulz, whose own split from Ye's team was widely covered in March, has claimed that Milo Yiannopoulos did not resign from his position at Yeezy and was instead fired.

An alleged text screenshot shows Ye saying as much on May 1, the same date of Milo's previously reported resignation letter. In a follow-up tweet, YesJulz noted that she has not resumed work with Ye or his team; however, she says she's simply "tired of this man [Milo] running amuck with his lies and manipulation."

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Screenshot of a Twitter exchange between YesJulz and HoodiMatt, discussing a person's behavior and manipulation

In another alleged text screenshot also shared by YesJulz, Ye is seen stating that Milo is "still doing things on behalf of the company" despite no longer being employed.

Text message conversation about someone getting fired, with mixed emotions and a planning discussion

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Is YeLo no more?

As first reported by TMZ, Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right provocateur who’s also previously been linked to Marjorie Taylor Greene and Nick Fuentes, has left his position with the artist formerly known as Kanye West. Complex has also confirmed Milo's exit, as an email sent to a Yeezy press contact on Wednesday was bounced back via an automated response stating that he was "no longer with" the company.

In a resignation letter dated May 1, Yiannopoulos pointed to the recently reported YZY PRN plans as having inspired his decision. In April, as you may or may not recall, Vixen’s Mike Moz was quoted as saying the possible collaborative effort "will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before" in the adult film space.

"I cannot be complicit in the production or dissemination of pornographic films and literature, for moral and religious reasons, but also because such material and the kind of people invariably involved in its production represent an imminent danger to my life as a recovering addict and an unacceptable risk to my spiritual and physical health as a former homosexual," Milo wrote.

Hinted at in the letter is that this split may not be permanent; per Milo, whose title was Chief of Staff, "it would be an honor" to rejoin the team should the porn plans be ditched. As longtime Ye followers will note, he and Milo have been linked for some time now, with the latter recently slammed (alongside Justin LaBoy) as a "leech" by YesJulz.

TMZ’s Wednesday report also cited sources as claiming that Milo isn’t the only one to have exited the Yeezy infrastructure in recent days. According to those sources, several "key" individuals in leadership roles have also split from the company. For now, it’s not been clarified whether porn plans also played a part in those exits.

Aside from social media teasing, there hasn't been much said in an official capacity regarding what, exactly, the tentatively named YZY PRN experience may entail. However, Ye's appreciation for porn is well-documented, having at one point nearly (according to Bret Easton Ellis, at least) inspired some The Life of Pablo-centered visuals of the pornographic variety.

As for when fans can expect the continuation of Ye and Ty Dolla Sign's planned Vultures trilogy, several previously announced dates have come and gone without an update. Album cut "Carnival," meanwhile, remains in the Hot 100 at No. 49 as of the latest update. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart.

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