In an interview with Power 105's morning show, The Breakfast Club, Kanye West sat down with DJ Envy, Charlamagne the God, and Angela Yee to discuss the recent events in Ye's life including the release of his first adidas collaboration, the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost.
On black Yeezys dropping:
In the interview, which had a much more pleasant vibe than his previous visit, Kanye was asked questions about the shoe ranging from its pricing, "limitedness," as well as the design. Speaking on pricing, Kanye was asked about the $350 sticker price to which he replied, "Speaking on the design, Charlamagne stated he likes the "Black" colorway, but goes on to say that when he first saw the initial colorway of the Yeezy Boost, he though they looked like a "paper mache project." Kanye, taking the criticism with a smile, responded that the "Black" ones would be available soon.
On his Yeezy Boosts reselling for insane amounts of money:
Angela Yee proceeded to bring up the reselling of his shoe which have been selling in upwards of $1500 on secondary markets to which Kanye replied, "I don't want them to be limited, actually, that's something that the company did, I really want as many people to get them as possible, I didn't want the price to be $350, I don't want to play this sneaker culture game and all this so they be reselling them for high prices and stuff I just want people to have what I make."
On why his Yeezy Boosts cost so much:
When Charlamagne followed up to ask specifically, "Why the $350?", Kanye emphatically said, "He had no idea." He discussed adidas' possible logic and strategy behind the decision saying they might have been fearful that the public wouldn't understand why the sneakers would cost less compared with his Nike collaboration.
When Envy brings up 'Ye having more control at adidas than at Nike, 'Ye agrees, but stated that, "At the start of a relationship, you ain't gonna have all the control. It's a marriage, and usually the first year of the situation is the toughest and then when you start to communicate, it could be powerful."
On the adidas Boost technology:
Following up that discussion, the conversation moves towards design led by Envy stating that he could at least play ball in his previous Yeezys. Kanye responds that "you can actually play basketball BETTER than the other ones." He goes on to discuss adidas' Boost technology says they're the "best technology" and it's not because he's under contract, but because he really believes so and brings up issues with his Achilles heel.
On his Yeezy Boosts looking like UGGs:
In instigating fashion, Charlamagne says, '"God did say that fat girls with cankles would look comfortable in them" leading Kanye to bring up the shoe's criticism of them looking like UGGs.
"People joke that they sorta look like the UGGs, but what's so bugged out is I'm really working on making a sexier UGG. 'Cause you see UGGs all the time and I see stuff for the future, and I'm like such a futurist, that I have to slow down and talk in the present and you know this was a proposition to where I think shoes will go. I think the color palettes with the red over here and the 30 different colorways and the Black History Month version and all that, that's going to be out of there in the future."
On Kanye beng the most influential person in footwear right now:
Kanye follows with this gem, "Humbly, I'm the most influential person in footwear right now," to which Charlemagne interjects, "there is no humble way of saying that." Kanye responds, "Truthfully, I'm the most influential person in footwear" with a chuckle at the end.
To watch the full interview, make sure to peep the near hour long video here.
[via The Breakfast Club]