Lena Waithe is the latest guest on Sneaker Shopping, and in the episode the actress, writer, and Emmy Award-winner told host Joe La Puma about her love for Kanye West's Yeezys, even if the man behind them has said some controversial statements as of late.
"You can say what you want about Kanye West, but dude knows how to make a freakin' dope shoe. And also too, it feels like something that it's like, yeah it's cool now, but if you wore it in 2020 it would still kind of be fly," Waithe said. "I think as a writer that's how I approach everything. I don't want to just write something that's cool now, but I want you to be able to watch it 20 years from now and still feel it. I think that's what's on his brain when he's making these sneakers. He's like, 'Would you wanna wear this in 2001 Space Odyssey.'"
Waithe also explained why she thinks the Yeezy is the new Jordan. "There's something about it where it became the new Jordan. I know that's a controversial statement, but the truth is, everybody can get Js. It got to a point where anybody can get them. And I think the thing about what Yeezy brought back was exclusivity. But I think now, Yeezy is the new Jordan, where almost everybody can get them, so it feels less exclusive."
Check out the full episode of Sneaker Shopping with Lena Waithe above and catch previous episodes featuring Halsey, Michael B. Jordan, YG, Pete Davidson, and Eminem here.
If you missed out on Waithe's recent appearance on Open Late With Peter Rosenberg, you can watch that below.