Kanye West: I Wasn't Getting Royalties From Nike On Yeezys, Talks Obama + More (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Kanye is not long waiting until he gets his money right. In an interview with Washington, D.C. radio show  The Russ Parr Morning Show, Kanye spoke about the President of the United States calling him an “a*shole” four years ago, financial problems with the Nike x Yeezys deal and more.

Rumors have been circulating that Kanye West would be leaving Nike and partnering with Adidas for the next edition of his highly anticipated Yeezys. During one of his speeches at the November 20th Yeezus tour stop at the Barclays Center, Kanye claimed that Nike CEO Mark Parker said he did not “even know why people like the Yeezys.” During his interview with Russ Parr, Kanye delved into some specifics on what soured his relationship with Nike and how the birth of his daughter, North West, inspired this change:

If it was for myself, I would’ve been cool just sitting in Nike, not getting no royalties. Having people line up for the Yeezys. But, when I’m having negotiations and I go look in my daughters eyes and go out and negotiate after that. Oh, y’all ain’t fitna talk to me like that. We fitna get this money.

Kanye also addressed Barack Obama’s off-air comments on CNN about the Chicago rapper following the 2009 incident with Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. Devaluing the President calling him an “a*shole to simply a guy trying to fit in, Kanye

He was just trying to be cool in a room full of people that would be judging him also. It’s just like ‘Ye, I know you can take that one on the chest so let me just say that right now.’

In addition to touring and doing press runs, Mr. West has also opened up a pop-up shop in New York City on 355 Bowery. The pop-up shop will feature tour merchandise and other collector’s items from the Yeezus tour.

Check out Kanye’s full interview on The Russ Parr Morning Show below: