Kanye West Apologizes To Nike + Explains Adidas Deal (VIDEO)
(AllHipHop News) The ranting and raving between Kanye West and his former business partner Nike has ceased. Yesterday (December 5th) Kanye West formally apologized to Nike for his disparaging remarks during an interview.
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In an interview with TallBoy.us, Kanye thanked Nike for giving him the opportunity to put out the Yeezys:
I’m still gonna do music but I really do feel honored to have had the chance to blow Yeezy up with Nike and I really appreciate everything they did for me. I’m not knocking them on the way out or burning no bridges, you know, I apologize for my frustration earlier. I just think it’s time. It’s go time. It’s turn up time.
Kanye also goes on to explain details of his deal with Adidas, hinting at retaining control over creative direction and pricing:
It just feels good to be able to create more, create product that I can control the pricing on. That I can do quality control on. I feel very comfortable to have a great partner backing my ideas and allowing me to think and be creative and giving me that shot. The same way Dame [Dash] gave me that record deal ten years ago and gave me a shot, I was able to do something creative with it. This is a new opportunity for me. I feel like I got a new family, fiance, child…I feel like I got a new creative outlet.
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Check out the full interview below: