Kanye just gave a lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where the school dropout likewise got a honorary doctorate), and had bounty to say in regards to his tsneaker collaborations both old and new.
In genuine Kanye Fashion, he utilized his stage to diss Nike, which he already had two signature sneakers with. “Despite everything I still left them, on the grounds that they weren’t giving me the chance to develop. They were working off an old plan of action, and Phil Knight was some place on an island,” he said. “And after that, Mark Parker would go and discover individuals who I worked together with years prior, and attempt to do joint efforts with them to appear to be cool, and as you see, Nike hasn’t done like, one cool thing this year.”
He likewise clarifies that, “So when the time had come to do the adidas collection, and I left Nike in light of the fact that they declined to issue me a percentage in light of the fact that I was not an athlete I don’t have a NDA that says I can’t say this despite the fact that it appears to be inappropriate to say so everyone can hear I left Nike in light of the fact that they declined to issue me a percentage, they additionally offered me $4 million a year to stay, which is an obscure thing.
Kanye goes ahead to plug the adidas Energy Boost ESMs and clarifies why he’s been wearing them all over the place, saying, “These are just adidas that are crisp, they’re not even my shoes. I don’t even get paid to wear ’em.”
It would appear that he’s cheerful where he’s at.