A recent news report that Beyonce reportedly walked out of a meeting with sports brand Reebok due to their lack of diversity has been shot down by the brand, who called the reports "false."
During a recent airing of ESPN’s 'The Jump,' Nick DePaula said:
“She had a meeting at Reebok, and they had a whole presentation of everything—potential products, how this could all look...and she kind of took a step back and said, ‘Is this the team that’ll be working on my product?’ Somebody said yes, and she said, ‘Nobody in this room reflects my background, my skin color, and where I’m from and what I want to do,” DePaula said. “And so she kind of took a step back and left and then it did not come to terms.”
“For her, it really goes beyond that. It’s not just about putting her name on a shoe and here’s the new Adidas Beyonce 1, or whatever they end up calling it. It’s about having an imprint on the company and an impact in terms of diversity."
But Reebok denied that the walkout ever took place:
"The report that Beyoncé walked out of a meeting with Reebok due to lack of diversity is categorically false. Our discussions with Beyoncé and her team continued for several months after our initial meeting. We are disappointed that false information is being reported as fact," a Reebok spokesperson said in a statement.