Kanye West is a famous rapper, the husband to Kim Kardashian, the father of North, Saint, and Chicago, and also no stranger to making bold proclamations with nothing to back them up. Sometimes, this even means rushing the stage at the Grammys while another artist is accepting their award. But now a relatively new endeavor is drawing renewed scrutiny.
Kanye West has designed shoes and clothes for Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. However, his most famous collaboration is his YEEZY line with Adidas that began in 2013.
Well, this all led to this tweet from Kanye this past Wednesday...
I am currently the single highest paid person in footwear. That means I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
People were pretty skeptical...
but does that include clothes or just shoes? the jordan brand doesn’t just cover shoes, while kanye is only talking about sneakers— nelson at 8 (@griffsck) April 25, 2018
But never one to take things lightly, Kanye stepped up the stakes...
there's been a lot of fake news so I just wanted to give you the facts. Yeezy will become the biggest apparel company in human history by working with the most genius level talents and creating product at an affordable price. I hired the head of supply chain from the Gap.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
People magazine. Watch how you speak my name. You would love a pair of Yeezys. Don't play yourself.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
the Yeezy 350s sell 400 thousand pair in four hours. Only thing close to this is the iPhone.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
the desert rat 500 sold 250 thousand in one hour on Coachella weekend. Please do not try to play Yeezy or anyone who wears Yeezy. We are the future.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
And then raised the stakes even further...
when we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one ☝️— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
now can I get back to my positive vibes 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Which of course, just reminded us all...
Kim, can you take your husband's phone away?