CONFIRMED: Kanye West Signs to adidas

CONFIRMED: Kanye West Signs to adidas

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Confirmed Kanye West Signs to adidas

It seems as if the Nike Air Yeezy era is officially over.  Tonight, in an interview with New York radio station HOT 97, the Louis Vuitton Don himself announced that he will be signing a contract with adidas.  Said Kanye to host Angie Martinez,

 

“So then I start turning up in the BBC interview, so [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 skews — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye? And I said, well I need royalties. It’s not even like I have a joint venture. At least give me some royalties. Michael Jordan has 5%, that business is $2 billion. He makes a $100 million dollars a year off of 5% royalties. Nike told me we can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete. I told them, I go to the Garden and play one-on-NO-ONE. I’m a performance athlete. Did I really ANYTHING? YES! Did I really EVERYTHING. 100,000 percent. I’m 100,000 percent at all times. It’s people that work in offices trying to tell me how to think, when I got a better perspective. I live in Paris.

So the old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”

 

It appears as if Kanye’s bashing of Nike CEO Mark Parker at recent shows on the Yeezus tour has culminated in his walking from the company.  It seems ridiculous that Yeezy would not receive even a small percentage of royalties from Nike, and his frustration and confusion has led him to sign with their arch nemesis in adidas.  West will reportedly receive a definite percentage of royalties and more creative freedom in designing kicks and a clothing line.  It will be interesting, to say the least, to watch this saga unfold over the coming weeks and months.  R.I.P. to any hopes of a Red October release date.  Keep it locked to SneakerFiles for all the latest in the upcoming Kanye x adidas collaboration and sound off in the comments to tell us what you think about Kanye’s big move.

 

CONFIRMED Kanye West Signs to adidas.

via upscalehype.com

 

358 COMMENTS

  1. If it ain’t got a swoosh or a jumpman it ain’t goin on these feet! (Supras and tims the exception)

  2. They signed him to a shoe deal bc all you hype beast are paying 1000 for his shoes. Good he’s gon now I don have to hear about his ugly ass shoes anymore

  3. Yea and it was dumb to make them super limited and not give ppl who didn’t have the hook up or live in a big city a chance to get them at least adidas will probably give u a shot at copping without camping

  4. Why would anybody want to buy his expensive ugly ass that are not even worth $100 much less what the price tag actually says. My feet are not worth the torture. Lol

  5. Urban Dictionary should reference this comment section in the definition for “butthurt”. I didnt like the first Yeezys, thought the seconds were kinda dope but I could not get them like 90% of everyone out there, so all this “fuck Kanye” is pretty funny to me. Anyway, dude is very talented and Im curious as to what he’s going to do with Adidas. Ill check for it but only cop what I like. Wonder what this means for the Red Octobers though..

  6. Jordan should make at least half of what Nike is making. They are getting over on the one person responsible for the sneaker industry being as successful as it is. Jordan needs to make that jump away from Nike too and stand on his own he built up a good enough rep to do it.

  7. So what, he dresses and acts like a fn moron. Them shoes were hideous as f*ck. But I do like that Black Skinhead track, maybe be should listen to it.

  8. So does this mean he’s the New “MC Hammer”? What’s next… The return of those ugly A$$ baggy Pants??? Hahaha!!!

  9. Good, Nike prolly wanted this absolute d.a.n off their books anyway. Congratulations kanye now your shoes are gonna be on par with your rap ABSOLUTE SHIT!!!

  10. All u Jordan lovers are dick riders we was rocking jordans since the early 90s then switch it up now u bring them back cause a couple corn ball rappers wair them so u suck they dick and spend ya life savings on kicks that they keep releasing and for more money how stupid are u jordan lovers stop following and be urself

  11. @randolph Campbell jr that’s who they are bro D riders. Can’t think for they self so they imitate tees wack rapper, but when an artist on that island they’d scarred to swim out alone.

  12. I love nike dunks air max etc. But if they don’t see ya vision yeeze then fuck’em move on get that check!

  13. I’m glad nobody is feeling this so that way when they drop I don’t have to fuckin jump through hurdles or do some gay ass ticket system n wait in a super long line.

  14. Everyone’s overlooking the fact that in this situation nike is being greedy! All he wanted was stability ! Dumb move on nike’s part, Kanyes shoes are more coveted & sought after than anything nikes put out over the last 3 years besides galaxy foams! & Might I mention a 1 of a kind deal between both camps! In my eyes Kanye messed this up cause he should of asked for what he wanted front the jump! At the end of the day they should of been able to come to some type of agreement!
    “Adidas”? Come on now!!!!

  15. Nike don’t need him, lol. Nike has always been ahead of Adidas in sales and design. Like Buddha Crosby said, his shoes always been outrageously priced. Nike Probably seen that his days as an artist is numbered anyway. He won’t be missed, his shoe wasn’t like dat anyway. Call me a hater, but it’s da truth

  16. Super gay there still gonna cost an arm n a leg yeezys by next fews yrs watch will be selling target if they don’t sell

  17. Who the fuck would sign this retard to anything…hes a fucking PR nightmare… I fear for their child thats one dad I would hate to have…

  18. Addidas have very good performance and not soo good looks from all my shoe experiences I know for a fact nikes are the best

  19. Sooo, an “ARTIST” that USED to be Hip Hop has signed with a BRAND that USED to be Hip Hop… seems appropriate.

  20. Kanye is a cry baby he need to come out with his own line of baby bottles.and kick back befor the paparazzi whoop his ass when the camera go off .# I use to like the guy for his music but now ho lost his mind # he get the donkey off the year eeeeeeeehhhhhaaaa eeeeeehhhhhaaaa…..

  21. I like adidas…one thing in this life…you have options…so if Kanye wants to jump companys let him…i liked his shoes by nike and im pretty sure i will like them by adidas…its nothing personal folks…adidas needs to make up flack from the rose deal…didnt yall read the forbes article…adidas has taken a big blow with the contract deal they made with rose last feb/12…they have delivered but rose hasnt…ultimately it doesnt matter their a business and they have to find a way to recoop their losts with rose…they will probably buy rose out of his contract…he will probably not be the same player when he comes back from meniscus rehab…so dont hate on adidas and kanye…its just business…you would do the same thing if you where CEO of adidas….

  22. Shoe companies pay “stars” to promote their product… We pay $100’s to cop a pair… I wanna know when we as consumers “get paid” for reppin these shoes? We are the ones buying them, while the “stars” get endless supplies they build closets for…

  23. The reason is he was askin nike when they wud release the red octobers nike answered they dunno. Plus the yeezy 2 red octobers was an old design nike didnt wanted hin to do more. I can understand why kanye wants to join adidas cuz prolly they let him create what he wants and let them release it whenever he wants

  24. Nike, adidas and converse are all the same company. They all use the same materials and Technology, just give them different names. No matter how u put it, this fag still sleeping with the devil.

  25. Funny as hell 2nd mistake made by adidas. First of course Drose hahaha! Yeezy are aboit to triple in price hahahah. Nike should name em L.E.P. Bogus Boys and still sell the shoe!

  26. So I guess Air Yeezy didn’t jump over the Jumpman after all with Nike huh? lol but its all good you will be missed… Well, sort of.

  27. Who gives a SHIT about Kane West!!! The Mother fucker isn’t even an Athlete!!! All he does is to run his mouth!!

  28. Nike didn’t give kanye any say on the shoe and he got no royalties he just designed them and nike set the price they did kanye wrong he can make a great product I hope Adidas can give Ye that opportunity to do something great

  29. Dami Onotayo gra ora penso ke il prezzo della yeezy si abbasa e sara a portata delle nostre mani

  30. Nike got really nice kicks, but F#CK THEM BEING ON THAT SLAVE SHIT!!!!! THEY OWN OF THE BIGGEST PRIVATELY OWNED PRISON’S IN CALIFORNIA…..AND THEY WAS SCREWING KANYE OVER….basically told him to eat sh#t and stay in your place! So he bounced to where he can be treated better! ” they only let me design two pair of shoes in five years ” ” I asked when is the release of the Red Octobers? they told me, ‘ they don’t know’!!!!! ” but they told a kick retailer that if he wanted the Red Octobers then he would have to purchase 10 other trim levels of Nikes along with the Air Yeezy’s!!!! Again, I like some of their shoes but if that’s the attitude F#CK NIKE and that Slave Master / Overseer sh#t!!!!!

  31. I think the move was smart for addidas and kayne. .. a lot of people not remember but addidas is the 1st sneaker company to ever give an music artist a million dollar shoe deal (run dmc) if they can produce a good looking product and market it right…His shoe could be very successful

  32. He thinks be should get royalties like Jordan what a clown he couldnt shine his shoes…not to mention he cant call his new kicks Yeezy’s now.

  33. Oh no, whatever will Nike do without Kanye. OH WAIT….still be the top selling athletic shoe on the PLANET EARTH. Good riddance.

  34. Understand why he did so before you talk shit: im not a kanye fan but did hear why he did so on his Breakfast club interview: would you settle for 4 million dollars per shoe with no royalties: so that means if they retroed in the future you wouldnt be paid cause youre only being paid for the initial release of the shoe and they only gave him 2 designs and NIKE put that 240 price tag on the shoe not him: watch the breakfast club interview

  35. Who gives a shit fuck this turd his only good music anyway is when he wasnt a stuck up racist piece of shit

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