Kanye West Leaves Nike, Partners With Adidas
Kanye West has been making headlines not only in music, but in the fashion world as well. The past couple of months the “Yeezus” rapper has expressed his distaste with global apparel and footwear giant Nike and with that, there has been speculation of him partnering up with Adidas.
The speculation is now a fact as Kanye has announced his deal with Nike’s competitor on Hot 97’s Angie Martinez. Here’s what he had to say:
“I asked them when the Yeezy “Red Octobers” are coming out. I asked them, me Kanye West, asked Nike when’s it coming out. They said, ‘we’re not sure yet.’ They let me design two shoes over five years. And I’m happy I could design them, but they didn’t do me no favor because Eminem designed a shoe, Pharrell designed a shoe. I just designed the Yeezys. I turned up, because I was in fourth grade designing Jordans and I brought back that feeling. You ain’t never felt that way about a shoe, since the Jordans, the way people feel about the Yeezys. I put that feeling. The same feeling that I put in College Dropout, Graduation, 808s, I put that feeling in there.”
So, will the “Red Octobers” actually come out? If so, will they still hold as much weight now that it’s designer has moved on to greener pastures? Only time will tell.