been very vocal about his contributionsand controversy in the fashion world.
Particularly with sneakers. In one of hisnotorious monologues, Ye called out Nike
CEO Mark Parker and insinuated that he'shad a heavy role in holding up the
production of the Yeezy's.- [Kanye West] Mike Parker even talk shit.
Talking about he don't even know why people like the Yeezy's.- The Red October is up in the air. Kanye
has moved on and announced a new deal with Adidas on Hot 97's Angie Martinez show.- I need some type of royalty. Nike told
me, we can't give you a royalty becauseyou're not a professional athlete. I told
them, I go to the guard and play one on noone. I'm a performance athlete. The old me
without a daughter might have taken theNike deal, because I just love Nike so
much, blah blah blah. But the new me, witha daughter, takes the Adidas deal, because
I have royalties and I have to provide formy family. While this deal may come as a
surprise to some of you. Kanye has had along history with Adidas. He was actually
one of the early adopters of the JeremyScott model. Back in 2005 we spoke with
Kanye and asked him where does he pick uphis sneakers from. I get boxes of them
from Adidas now because I really like thevintage Rod Lavers they just came out
with. So I tell them, "Send me every pairI size 12 that are on the continent." This
news comes at a great time for Adidas asthey just recently lost another Chicago
superstar, Derek Rose, to injury. We'regoing to watch to see how this one plays
out. Hit us up on Twitter to let us know your thoughts on this new collaboration.
Kanye switches teams and goes to adidas.