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Kanye West Accuses Adidas of Copying Design: ‘This Shoe is a Fake Yeezy’

Kanye West Accuses Adidas of Copying Design: ‘This Shoe is a Fake Yeezy’

Whenever Kanye West publishes a post on social media, there is most likely a controversy brewing and he doesn’t let us down.

The temperamental billionaire is accusing sneaker company, adidas of selling a fake version of his signature sneaker, Yeezy. Ye is stating that the latest adidas offering, the Adilette Slide 22 is a knockoff of his Yeezy Slide.

According to Billboard, he went to his favorite mode of communication, Instagram to accuse the sneaker making of copying his design. In a now-deleted post, he wrote,  “THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now. To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more. To all sneaker culture To every ball player rapper or even if you work at the store. This is for everyone who wants to express themselves but feel they can’t cause they’ll loose their contract or be called crazy.”

He ended the post by writing, “These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I’m not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me Happy Monday.”

In typical Ye fashion, he threw the proverbial rock and hid his hand by deleting the post.

This was his latest social media post since his last post on Instagram last month. The combative rapper returned months after he was suspended from the social media platform. He announced that he is teaming up with industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa in a partnership that will benefit fast-food giant McDonald’s. It was a simple statement, “Ye teams up with industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa to reimagine McDonald’s packaging.”

In 2015, the billionaire fashionista launched his first Yeezy collection with Adidas. Ye may have great reason to be upset with the sneaker company as he retains 100% ownership of his brand while having full creative control over the products released.

Kanye West Accuses Adidas of Copying Design: ‘This Shoe is a Fake Yeezy’

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