Kanye West drops Nike for Adidas

Posted by: on Nov 28, 2013 | No Comments

West talked to fans during the Yeezus tour about Nike

Kanye West has ended his partnership with Nike to take up a better deal with rival Adidas.

West called out Nike during his Yeezus tour on Wednesday, accusing the company of withdrawing his latest Nike-collaboration Air Yeezy shoes.

The first Air Yeezy shoe for Nike in 2009

The rapper continued his rant on the Angie Martinez radio show yesterday confirming the news. “The old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the Adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”

Nike allegedly doesn’t give West any royalties from the sales because he is not an athlete whilst Michael Jordan earns approximately $100 million year on $2 billion sales on his own 5 percent Jordan Brand deal with Nike.

West added: “I’m going to be the first hip-hop designer and because of that I’m going to be bigger than Walmart.”

Adidas hasn’t confirmed the collaboration yet.