Kanye West Wants Fans Not To Patronise ‘Fake Yeezys’ By Adidas

Adidas and Kanye West are still at odds, and the rapper has disclosed certain information regarding their working relationship, including the fact that Adidas is utilizing his designs without giving him credit. The native of Chicago took to social media on Monday, February 26, to discuss his tumultuous split from the apparel giant and to urge his followers not to buy any of their Yeezy-inspired merchandise. In an Instagram video, he said,

“Let me explain really clear to you guys what’s happening with adidas,”

“Not only are they putting out fake colorways that are not approved, they’re suing me for $250,000,000 and they’re also not paying me for these shoes that they’re putting out that have my name on it.

“They’re using contract clauses and 50 years of business experience to rape an artist — one of ya’ll favorite artist — right in front of ya’ll, in broad daylight.”

Celebrities like Snoop Dogg even chimed in to offer support in the post’s comments section. Ye took a screen grab of a 350 V2 shoe listing on the adidas Instagram page and said,

“Anybody who loves Ye would not buy these fake Yeezys I never made these color ways I’m not getting paid off of them and adidas is suing me.

“All these celebrities and the public will stand against a T shirt or the color of my hat but when yall see me have my children hidden from me or see an actual Fortune 500 company rape one of your heroes in real life don’t nobody say nothing or do nothing.”

“As far as the system goes What yall gone do now Take my album down again Freeze my accounts again Threaten people to not work with me again All the new non approved 350’s are cooorny.”

Kanye West Wants Fans Not To Patronise 'Fake Yeezys' By Adidas, Yours Truly, News, April 12, 2024

Ye stated last month that adidas is suing him for more money than he is worth, refuting allegations from the brand. An Atlanta-based sneaker firm posted a picture of a Yeezy Pod on its social media account at the end of January to draw attention to the fact that the size is off from the product’s dimensions. After learning about this, the hitmaker tagged ATATF on Instagram to share his thoughts on what he’s going through in the fashion industry and to clarify that his disagreement with adidas is still ongoing.

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