American music star, Kanye West has taken a crushing stance against German multinational corporation as he openly accused the brand of copying his YEEZY slides designs.
Despite being in business with the brad since 2015, he called out Adidas CEO as the brand gears up to release its Adiletter 22 sandals on June 23.
“THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on,” he wrote. “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 Bravery is not being afraid Bravery is overcoming your fear for your truth.”
“This Ye with the blue paint on my face 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.”
Ye via Instagram: pic.twitter.com/w2qJnQQ8S0
— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) June 13, 2022
It should be recalled that Adidas recently filed a lawsuit against its American competitor, Nike over what it considers an infringement on 9 of its patents, including those related to the Adidas_1 sneaker and its sneaker reservation app, Confirmed.
In the lawsuit, Adidas is focusing largely on Nike’s ‘Adapt’ technology, the company’s dive into “smart” footwear. Adapt is an electronically-enabled platform that automatically customizes the fit of a sneaker to the wearer’s foot.