This comes as no surprise.
Last night, Kanye and his wifey-to-be Kim Kardashian stopped by Hot 97’s Angie Martinez Show to discuss a plethora of things, including baby North. But of course, ‘Ye’s floundering deal with Nike moved to the forefront of discussion.
Kanye broke down why the Nike deal is no longer in play, and revealed what happened behind the scenes, stating:
“So then I start turning up in the BBC interview, so [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 skews — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye? And I said, well I need royalties. It’s not even like I have a joint venture. At least give me some royalties. Michael Jordan has 5%, that business is $2 billion. He makes a $100 million dollars a year off of 5% royalties. Nike told me we can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete. I told them, I go to the Garden and play one-on-NO-ONE. I’m a performance athlete. Did I really ANYTHING? YES! Did I really EVERYTHING. 100,000 percent. I’m 100,000 percent at all times. It’s people that work in offices trying to tell me how to think, when I got a better perspective. I live in Paris.
So the old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”
But that’s not all ‘Ye got into. Watch as Kanye declares his fiancée Kim Kardashian “the most beautiful woman of all time” down under.
That’s quite a lofty statement, Ye.
In other Kanye West news, actors/comedians Seth Rogen and James Franco released a hilarious spoof of Ye’s polarizing “Bound 2” video with their own version titled “Bound 3.” We can’t decide which we like better…