Earlier this week, rumors spread that Kanye West has opted out of his longstanding relationship with Nike, choosing to work with adidas’s Y-3 imprint instead. Without holding back on his thoughts, Kanye has again used the ‘Yeezus Tour’ as a platform for expression and offered another rant to the attending audience, this time at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. In what has to be one of his most emotional rants to date, he went off on designer Hedi Slimane and Nike.
“Now I know y’all don’t know who the fuck Hedi Slimane is, but let me explain to you who he is. He was once a friend of mine…And I used to wear his tight ass jeans when I was on tour and get called names for it… [He was] somebody who actually had a vision and was not put in a position of power. Cuz I’m telling you, my friend, they be sellin’ you bullshit. And Hedi Slimane was a guy who didn’t serve no bullshit…But a God to recognize another God. But a God needs to recognize another God. So when he told me you can come to my show, but you can’t come to see Phoebe and you can’t come to see Riccardo, that was odd. He tried to control me! He tried to tell me where I could go!
He then went on to express his discontent with the disrespect Nike has shown him and stated that it wasn’t his fault the highly-anticipated Red Octobers haven’t dropped yet.