Erykah Badu Pens Encouraging Message To Kanye West Amid His Split From Gap & Adidas: Thanks For Fighting For Us
It looks like Kanye West is receiving his flowers from his friend Erykah Badu!
After running into Kanye at the Burberry show during London Fashion Week, singer Erykah Badu penned a sweet message to her “friend Ye,” letting him know that she supports him and his movement against The Gap and Adidas.
In an Instagram post, she shared a picture of her and Kanye West and wrote:
“Art kids.. Badu x Ye supporting our friend @riccardotisci17 – london fashion week 22… by the way … Let me tell you about my friend Ye. No one is more beautiful and kind and creative. Was there at his mama home going … IN ESSENCE.. We all want the same thing .. to be loved and to work with pride. Thanks for fighting for us and for your self most of all .. I get it … @kanyewest and thanks for the secret show at Burberry after party. I was there.”
The sweet message comes on the heels of Kanye’s public rant and disdain against The Gap and Adidas for allegedly “stealing his designs and lying to him.” During his Internet rampage, the Chicago rapper decided that it was time to “go at it alone,” while demanding to sever ties with the fashion corporations.
As you may recall, the “Donda” rapper recently called out the enterprises for seemingly failing to hold up their end of the bargain in both partnerships. Towards the end of last month, West blasted Gap for excluding him from meetings, and he reportedly accused the corporation of failing to live up to its promise of opening stores exclusive to his products.
The 45-year-old said in an interview:
“It’s time for me to go it alone… I made the companies money. The companies made me money. We created ideas that will change apparel forever. Like the round jacket, the foam runner, the slides that have changed the shoe industry. Now it’s time for Ye to make the new industry. No more companies standing in between me and the audience.”
Earlier this month, Kanye West also accused Adidas’ Senior Vice President Daniel Cherry of trying to sell knock-off Yeezys and buy him out for $1 billion.
In an Instagram post, he wrote:
“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.”
While many slammed Kanye for his confrontational approach to the situation, other celebs like Erykah Badu, Swizz Beatz, and Diddy praised the DONDA star for taking a stand and taking matters into his own hands.
Despite his controversial posts and confrontational delivery, his friend Swizz Beatz stepped in and defended the Chicago rapper. On Monday (Sept. 5) the mega-producer took to Instagram to post a photo of a pair of black and orange bootleg Yeezys with a red “X” through it. Swizz wrote in the caption:
“I usually mind my business but this is DEAD WRONG! If we let them do this to @kanyewest it will happen to us also! This man created this groundbreaking innovation and it should be respected as a creative !..YE is only asking for his work to be respected and not stolen that’s not crazy to me !! We not buying these !!!!!!!!!!!! @adidas you’re supposed to be original do the correct thing please !!!”
What are your thoughts on Erykah Badu’s post and her support of Kanye stepping away from The Gap and Adidas? Let us know in the comments below!