Kanye West Declares War Against Adidas & Senior Vice President Daniel Cherry, Accuses Company Of Selling Knock Off Yeezys & Claim They Tried To Buy Him Out For $1 Billion
Billionaire music mogul Kanye West is apparently less than satisfied with his collaboration deal with Adidas.
The 44-year-old founder of his own apparel line Yeezy, which has collaborated with Adidas since 2015, has used his instagram page to make a plethora of accusations against the shoe brand and its employees. In a series of posts (some now deleted), Kanye West attacked Adidas SVP and General Manager Daniel Cherry, gave his unapproving thoughts of venture capitalists, and stated he’s ready and willing to go to war with the shoe company. West alleged that Adidas decided to sell old versions of his Yeezy shoes, and is trying to push him out of the company.
It seems things began when West was feeling some type of way about the status of his business and his children. The Donda artist posted a message to his instagram page writing:
“Here is the through line
Gap having meetings about me without me Adidas releasing old shoes and coloring my shoes like I’m dead me not having a say on where my children go to school
Call me whatever names you want If you don’t understand why I will not back down on my businesses my brand and my children then you’re the ones who are crazy”
Prior to that post, West released a set of messages seemingly exchanged between he and estranged wife Kim Kardashian, 41, who he shares 4 children with, discussing matters of the kids schooling, which you can read all about here.
After addressing Adidas allegedly “coloring and releasing” old versions of his shoes, West went after the company’s general manager Daniel Cherry, who is seemingly behind the decision. Criticizing Cherry about his fashion choices and doing his usual Kanye trolling, West posted a picture of the Adidas employee with the caption:
“I know what ya’ll all thinking Ye will never be able to walk the streets of Philly again I love getting threatened in meetings It’s my new favorite thing Thank you Daniel son And don’t try to tell me know one knows him in Philly cause I’m he told me everybody knows him in Philly and I’m concerned about my well being Especially if I see a bunch of people running up wearing these hats”
And followed up with:
“DANIEL SON I WONT LET UP TILL YOU QUIT OR GET FIRED YOU WILL NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN I BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIKE TO TELL SOMEBODY THAT ITS A SHAME I HAD TO WASTE IT PUBLICLY ON YOU”
Apparently, Cherry was forcibly added to the Yeezy team without West’s knowledge and made an enemy of the Grammy winning artist. West claims that Cherry spoke about getting physical with the musician in front of fellow rapper Lil Uzi, which wasn’t taken kindly. Continuing his rant he wrote:
“IF A GOOD LIKE DC CAN TRY ME THEN MY REPUTATION ISNT BAD ENOUGH..TELLING UZI RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME THAT BACK IN THE DAYS HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE HANDS..THEN EMOTIONALLY BLACK MALE ME TO GET ON THE PHONE WITH HIS DAUGHTER THEN START LYING TO HIS OWN CHILD..YOU AINT FINNA TAKE IT TO THE HANDS YOU FINNA TAKE IT TO THE HADS I GOT MY NEW YORK TIMES COVER READY FOR WHEN YOU GET FIRED,”
West then turned his aggression towards venture capitalists, which may also have been more shots at Cherry, writing:
“F*CK A VC … NOW WHAT”
“VENTURE CAPITALIST WHO’S ONLY ADVENTURE IS CAPITALISM
CAN’T CREATE SO THEY TRY TO OUT COUNT THE CREATIVES
After cleansing his Instagram of some of the more viscous posts, West took to his social account today (September 4th) with more to say on Adidas. The fashion entrepreneur discussed further the company reselling old versions of his shoe designs and claimed they tried to buy him out of his company for $1 billion. Reposting a comment from one of his loyal followers, West wrote the caption:
“The fact adi felt they could color my shoes and name them without my approval is really wild But I promise everyone adidas is not as wild as me I really really care about building something that changes the world and something I can leave to my kids They tried to buy me out for 1 billion dollars My royalties next year are 500 million dollars alone Daniel Cherry Pop makes 2 million a year Yeezy’s are 68 percent of adidas on line sales You guys thought cause DCP Daniel Cherry Pop went to Warden that he could politely give me a billion dollars to hand everything I built over”
It’s unclear what the actual status of West’s deal with Adidas is at this time. The company has yet to respond to the many posts and allegations.
Do you think Kanye is having an episode or is just standing up for his business? Leave your thoughts in the comments.