Kanye West blast Adidas for stealing his idea

Kanye West left Nike in the fall of 2013

at a past basketball game event
Chaney Jones and Kanye West at a past basketball game event
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Award winning rapper Ye formerly known as Kanye West has blasted Adidas for allegedly stealing his ideas.

According to Ye,Adidas have copied his shoes Yeezy Slides.

Taking to his socials to rant he posted


"Adidas made up the Yeezy Day idea without my approval then went and brought back older styles without my approval .

They went and hired people that worked for me without my approval, stole colorway without my approval ,stole my style and material approaches without my approval."

Kanye West now known as Ye says Adidas sabotaged his projects by slowing down the production of shoes.


He was in the past signed to Nike before the colallborations turned sour.

Kanye publicly pointed out that Nike did not allow him to release his shoes as often or abundantly as he felt his creativity and influence demanded.

Conversely, Nike did not want an artist as the face of their athlete-oriented brand.

After a year of on-stage name-calling, behind the scenes banter, and radio rants, Kanye left Nike for Adidas in the fall of 2013.

He collaborated with Nike, and within five years, West and Nike released three varieties of Air Yeezys. Retailing at over $200, the shoes were released in extremely limited quantities and sold out in a flash.

Quickly, the cache around new Yeezy footwear models grew as Kanye’s family and friends endorsed each new model ranging from the chunky Yeezy Boost 700 to the court ready Yeezy BSKTBL.

blasts Adidas for coping his shoes 'Yeezy slides'
Kanye West blasts Adidas for coping his shoes 'Yeezy slides'