Kanye “Ye” West is not happy!
The iconic rapper and fashion mogul, infamous for his outspoken nature, recently expressed his anger over Adidas’ new shoes in a since-deleted post on Instagram.
On Monday, June 13, PopCrave updated Twitter fans about the ongoing drama in which the “Praise God” artist accused Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted of copying his Yeezy slides.
Kanye “Ye” West Blasts New Adidas Slides As “Fake Yeezy”
Kanye West calls out Adidas for their new adidas Adilette 22 slides which he says are a copy of his Yeezy slides:
“These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves” pic.twitter.com/S70f3hjdY5
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2022
After years of working together, Ye and Adidas are fighting over their creative ideas as the “Niggas in Paris” rapper fired shots at the Sportswear brand giant for ripping off his famous Yeezy shoes.
The shoe company unveiled its new Adilette slides in May, racking up massive sales as the footwear instantly sold out upon its release.
However, the 45-year-old entertainer had plenty to say about the slide’s design, which resembled the “Thank You and You’re Welcome” author’s Yeezy Slides, which Adidas also produced.
Sharing a photo of the new Adilette 22 slides, the Hip-hop icon penned a lengthy statement to the Sportswear brand, specifically their CEO, for allegedly producing a “fake Yeezy.”
The GOOD Music founder’s patience for Adidas may have run out as the “Flashing Lights” rapper hinted at the possible end of his collaborations with the label by writing:
“THIS IS YE. driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now. To Kasper, I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more.”
The Atlanta native continued that his message was for every athlete, rapper, or staff who wished to speak up but feared the possibility of losing their contract or being labeled as crazy.
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To anyone who wanted to express themselves but did not have the courage, the record producer wanted them to know that bravery was not the lack of fear but overcoming fear to tell the truth.
“This Ye with the blue paint on my face,” the 24-time Grammy winner wrote, “These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by Adidas themselves.”
Once again addressing Adidas’s CEO, the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” artist noted that he would not talk to an individual named “DC” about the situation and advised Kasper to speak directly to him.
In another deleted Adidas-related post shared by TheShadeRoom on Instagram, Ye uploaded a screenshot of a text message that showed the stipulations of the rapper’s contract with the shoe company.
Highlighted in the post was a clause that stated there was a “limited exception” that allowed the 45-year-old to continue his Yeezy line on his own but not with a competitor.
This post seemingly implied that the “Through the Wire” author planned on cutting ties with Adidas. However, the Sportswear giant has not responded to the rapper’s posts.
As shared by AfroTech, the “Jeen-Yuhs” star may be upgrading his Yeezus brand to enter multiple industries like those associated with “amusement parks, retail stores, toys, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and cosmetics.”
The Atlanta native allegedly filed 17 trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademarks Office for Yeezus to provide these products and services, which would multiply the rapper’s influence in and out of the music industry.
The Billboard chart-topper’s interest in NFTs was a surprise because the “Bound 2” artist previously expressed his disinterest in the digital token, telling fans via a handwritten note that he would not engage in it.
The Webby Award Winner Is Disturbed By Pete Davidson’s Relationship With His Children
Ye may have parted ways with Kim Kardashian, but that did not stop the Hip-hop icon from loving the four beautiful children the former couple welcomed together.
As reported by The Blast, the 45-year-old entertainer has been taking a break from social media, but sources close to him have revealed the record producer’s feelings about his ex-wife’s new man.
Following his separation from the KKW Beauty founder and her blossoming relationship with Pete Davidson, the “Stronger” artist has tried to protect his children from the “SNL” comedian.
Despite his efforts, the “Suicide Squad” actor quickly formed a close bond with Ye’s children, a situation the Clio Award winner found “deeply unsettling.”
Insiders claimed the entertainer was “heartbroken” as he wished to settle things with his ex-wife but watching her and their kids move on with Davidson was too painful to bear.