Kanye West Apologizes To Nike

Kanye West says he is not trying to burn bridges with Nike as he enters deal with adidas.

After vocalizing frustration with Nike, Kanye West says he is sorry.

"I really feel honored to have had the chance to blow Yeezy [sneakers] up with Nike," West said in an interview with I Am Tall Boy. "I really appreciate everything they did for me. I'm not knocking them on the way out or burning no bridges. I apologize for my frustration earlier." 

West has now confirmed a deal with adidas. During the Tall Boy interview, West also spoke about how that compares to his work in music.

"Man, it just feels good to be able to create more," West said, "[to] create product that I can control the pricing on, that I can do quality control on and I feel very comfortable to have a great partner backing my ideas and allowing me to think and be creative, giving me that shot the same way how Dame [Dash] gave me a record deal ten years ago, gave me a shot and I was able to do something creative with it." 

In November, Kanye West spoke about his frustration with Nike during a concert.

"They try to act like people ain't line up for the Yeezys," Kanye said. "[Nike CEO] Mark Parker tried to son me. Yes. Son me because I am the sun and I will shine bright. And when I don't have as much money as a billionaire and when I don't have the factories that, that dude has over there, what I do have is my voice. Ain't no corporation that can take me away from my voice and I'm going to scream at the top of my motherfucking mountain as loud as I want. Anything I want. Whenever I want. Is that crazy? So I'm going to make the announcement on Monday with the corporation that finally let me get an opportunity to create."

In the same month, West spoke with New York radio station Hot 97 about his work with Nike and his then-rumored work with adidas. 

"The old me, without a daughter, might've taken the Nike deal because I just love Nike so much, blah blah blah, but the new me, with a daughter, takes the Adidas deal, because I have royalties, and I have to provide for my family," West said. 

RELATED: adidas Welcomes Kanye West To Its "Family"


  • 614grind

    I wonder if we're still slaves now that Kanye got the deal he was crying about.

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  • Shante Strong

    until I looked at the bank draft saying $5501, I didn't believe that...my... brothers friend was like they say really earning money part-time from there computar.. there friends cousin haz done this 4 only 10 months and resently cleared the depts on there cottage and bought a great Buick. try here... www.Fb39.Com How is Yeezus not nominated for album of the year but Macklemore's is? These awards are so trash its honestly sad that they are considered to be so prestigious among popular culture.

  • Kanye West

    I am Captain Kangaroo in the flesh. Smuckers. Kotex. M&M's. Let me create more. Or do you want to marginalize me till I'm out of my moment? I am the number one, most impactful, delusional fruitcake of our generation.

  • Anonymous

    bitchassness reigns



    • Anonymous

      he went on twitter and apologized to a bunch of people after dissing them and claiming his shit was hacked LOL FAIL

  • David Bunz

    I understand his overall point but dude is trying to act like he's a struggling, underprivileged millionaire all the fuckin time, coming from someone who claims hes from the hood. QUIT BITCHING

  • sam snead

    why is there a non-music kanye related story everyday now, he must be channeling his inner Kim K media whore

  • Tyshawn

    I think that Kanye took too many hard drugs in the last time. Since yeezus that is not the same Kanye something get fucked in he's head and I don't know what but I want Kanye back. He seems to me like a depressed junkie who doesn't know what he talking must of the time

  • One

    Okay, wait? You are apologizing for a deal that ain't been made? If you didn't sign the Nike deal, then fuck him. Don't take your words back. It is what it is. I dont't like the shit he's spazzing out on but I do understand the circumstances. Unless... you are trying to get back in their good graces because may you know that you may need them. Just Maybe. What's your tactic, Mr. West?

  • A Trillionaire

    To all those who were behind the mythical "Kanye Movement" where corporations were evil and after your soul, LOOK AT YOUR LEADER NOW! Recanting all his bullshit weeks after saying it. You are all a bunch of cunts. You are the "sheeple" Kanye was referring to in his previous rants that are all now just pointless, meaningless, worthless jumbling of words. Jokes on you mother fuckers, and it will be for the rest of your lives. Now go buy some Adidas you shameful idiots.

    • wow.. misinformed kids..

      This isn't about skirts, you morons (Anon #1 & 3) this is about him making a platform to create fashion. He isn't going to be in the public eye, he's trying to create a dynasty.. Like, something that doesn't fade in 4 years. He doesn't want a Roc-A-Wear. He wants a Gucci. He wants a Jimmy Choo. The skirts, other weird fashion, that's to grab the attention of, well, everybody. Who doesn't know of the crazy shoes, leather, etc.? Don't be so naive and stupid. Not that I agree w/ the skirts, etc. I'm just saying, game recognize game. Oo, and the "just wants to make us be able to dress better", wait, wtf?? Dude are you like 8?

    • Anonymous

      @ Anon 1, preach brother, preach.

    • Anonymous

      "I know he just wants to make us be able to dress better" he wants to feminize America! turn our young men into skirt wearing faggots like him!! #noslaves

    • Quadruple Trill

      Kanye is going to be even bigger 5 years from now. Just watch. I know he just wants to make us be able to dress better. You're just being a hateful.

  • TracyJGomez

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    • Anonymous

      Shoes, Gold Watches and Spinning Rims. It's all designed to keep the ghetto the ghetto.

    • Anonymous

      "Which begs the question, how is the Jordan Brand so successful when its target market is mostly people living in poverty?" Holy shit, how are you this stupid?

    • Anonymous

      Which begs the question, how is the Jordan Brand so successful when its target market is mostly people living in poverty?

    • Anonymous

      tell that to all the stupid retard niggas killing each other for a pair of pink foam shoes bunch of monkeys

  • They prolly come wit a free skirt

    That's right u fuckin apologize like the house nigga u are they ur boss bitch lol kanye talkin all this new slaves still doin business he is so full of shit Who da fuck would wear sneakers designed by that faggot neway I see sumone with yeezys on im just clown them

  • ARO

    "WE ALL SLAVES TO CORPORATIONS I DON'T NEED FUCKING NIKE. IM WALT DISNEY BITCH." (Two weeks later) "Yea Id like to take this time out to apologize to nike." Kanyes a greedy lil whiny bitch, This aint BK you can't have it your way kangay



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  • KanyeWest

    Why they tryin to son me and act like I can't be a part of no Illuminati??? Jay in the Illuminati. Dre in the Illuminati. Obama in the Illuminati. Who the hell got the answers??? Sway you got the answers??? Naw main... YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS

  • miggy

    Kanye wants to be on the same global level as Jay-z, Dr. dre with his headphones, Jimmy lovine, Russell , etc. The problem is he is already black balled by "corporate America/ New Wold Order for his rants and antipolitical commentary on national t.v.. HE CAN'T TALK SHIT ABOUT THEIR AGENDA AND THEN APOLOGIZE TO BE PART OF IT!!!

  • Renea Carson

    uptil I looked at the paycheck 4 $9172, I didn't believe ...that...my brother was like actually erning money in their spare time from their laptop.. there friends cousin had bean doing this for only fifteen months and resantly repayed the mortgage on there mini mansion and got a new Lexus LS400. visit this page... www.Fb39.com How is Yeezus not nominated for album of the year but Macklemore's is? These awards are so trash its honestly sad that they are considered to be so prestigious among popular culture.

  • deejay

    fuckin babyass kanye. You can't talk shit and then take it back because you want everything to be chill again. that aint how g's roll. Pussy ass bitch.

  • Vahina Giocante

    up to I looked at the receipt saying $5406, I have faith that...my... sister was truley erning money in there spare time online.. there aunts neighbour haz done this for less than a year and resently cleard the loans on their place and bought a great Infiniti. original site>>>> bay91

  • Gucci The ROAT

    I hope when Gucci is back that he will beat the shit out of Gaye West

    • Anonymous

      go troll on Waka Flacka Flames post.

    • Anonymous

      Gucci huh? The same guy that talked shit to everybody on twitter (but didn't name Kanye), then he claimed he was hacked, then he said he did do the shit talking and he was sorry? That Gucci? Man, he's as real as it gets. Spilling his guts on how he feels about people on twitter, and then backtracks?

  • Anonymous

    Why should GOD himself apologize?

  • TMZ

    Kanye West Disses Drake in new track ! http://tinyurl.com/muffsm4

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    Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop and viral videos on there...girls Twerking and all!

  • paz

    as Anita responded I can't believe that someone can profit $5240 in 4 weeks on the computer. this websitebay91

  • Anonymous

    Is everybody finna ignore the fact that Dwight Howard just interviewed Kanye West. TF is going on.

  • Breaking Spawn

    Truth has been told

  • facts

    Kanye done realized adidas is more aimed at sports so now he's shitting himself cos his line with adidas will fail, so he don't wanna burn bridges with Nike so he can crawl back over it!

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  • Marcus K. Dowling

    New Slaves Freestyle I write for DX, but I write for the streets So Kanye get on your knees and kiss Nike's feet (ha ha)You're just a hypocrite, an insecure little bitch You rant, scream & shout, you're an annoying prick I know it seems bad that you failed your artist Pusha T must be fuming, he signed with someone so retarded Lord Jamar dissed you, Seth Rogen & James Franco tooks shots at you like a missle Sway kissed your ass that shit wasn't kosher, now you're in a pickle You looked like a jerk, I'm really perturbed The way that you yelling, got me wondering "are you mentally disturbed?" I caught so much flack for writing that article Because these DX punks make mountains out of molehills, but the shit is so marginal So I'm ethering them, and now I'm ethering you How would you feel if you were a disgraced editor? Don't ask adidas to put you in my shoes(ha ha)

  • Anonymous

    He is more confused than Aliriza from my class. and he is very confused.

  • fuccya

    Not tryin to burn bridges with nike and workin with adidas would probably be two things incompatible with each other, i think.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye apologizing? What a shock.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, no, I completely agree. Actually, that's sort of my point: he's doing all this "fuck everybody" shit and then has to grovel to make sure the $$$ still comes his way.

    • Anonymous

      Still if your claiming to be walt Disney and huge fuckin names that he thinks he can live up to.....you can't deny its funny to see him put in his place by the dudes who sign his check

    • Anonymous

      Because, there's potential money involved. Keeping that door open, no other reason.

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