Kanye has definitely been outing designers and corporate companies like Nike left and right lately, for either not backing his company, or stiffing him for royalties, but now he may be realizing that his public rants have been doing more harm than good.
Just 24 hours after Adidas confirmed that they signed Kanye to a $10 million deal, a video is making the rounds of Kanye praising Nike and thanking them for giving him an opportunity with Air Yeezy, while admitting that he didn’t want to ‘burn no bridges.’ While speaking on the new opportunity with Adidas, he said:
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.
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.
Justin Bieber and his entourage were detained at the Brisbane, Australia airport while customs agents looked for drugs ... and TMZ has learned they allegedly found weed on one of Justin's pals.
The Australian Federal Police tell us ... a 19-year-old man was detained back on Nov. 24 ... but was released after getting a stern warning for using "inappropriate language." He reportedly swore at the officers.
Sources connected with the incident tell us Justin was the one with the potty mouth.
The AFP says a security check turned up an unknown amount of pot on a 23-year-old man in Justin's entourage. The suspect was released, but got a ticket for allegedly importing drugs.
Sources close to Justin tell us the suspect had a disposable vaporizer -- basically an electronic device to smoke marijuana -- which had residue in it.
We're told an attorney for the suspect appeared in court today, and paid the fine.
It's been one helluva tour -- as we first told you ... one of JB's bodyguards was arrested last month in Hawaii after allegedly attacking a photographer on the beach -- and was also caught on video attacking a photog in Sydney.
Maybe Bieber is more rock 'n' roll than we thought.
What do you think of Jay Z’s album ranking below?
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
FLOCKA GIVES DATING ADVICE CANT BEAT THAT! LOL!
Several reasons for West's falling out with Nike have surfaced recently. For starters, his latest Nike shoe, The Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers, were reportedly being leveraged with other Nike shoe sales. West expressed his findings from behind a Maison Martin Margiela mask during a recent Barclays Center rant on his Yeezus tour. "...I talked to my man down in Miami that runs the store and they said Nike was pressuring them saying if you want the Red Octobers you have to take all these trash-ass shoes," West told the crowd. "Nike was pressuring them trying to leverage off some shit that I made.”
West also reportedly “only got 10 to 20 cents on the dollar for sales of his sneakers from Nike, and he only had a small personal stash to give out to his friends,” reports the Post. The croissant-loving rapper also went on the air and told radio host Angie Martinez that he took "the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family."
There is no word on when the Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers will drop, or if they ever wiLL