Kanye West has taken to his Twitter account a number of times over the last few months to air his grievances on varying topics, including his marriage to Kim Kardashian, his beef with Kris Jenner, his presidential campaign, his collaboration with GAP, and now, getting on Adidas’ board of directors.
On his Twitter account this morning, the performing artist demanded to be put on the Adidas board otherwise he would continue wearing Jordans for the rest of his life. The rapper wrote, “‘I’m not releasing nothing on GAP till I’m on the Board.”
He said the same thing for Adidas, as well. Fans of Kanye know he has been working with both companies, including Gap, which he first announced earlier in the year.
I’M WEARING JORDANS TILL I’M ON THE BOARD OF ADIDAS ⛷
— ye (@kanyewest) September 24, 2020
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Kanye’s demand to get on the board of directors of GAP may have some teeth to it, considering the rapper has threatened to not release a thing until they give him more authority in the company.
The outlet claims GAP has been struggling to make sales in recent years, and his contract with them is valued at over $100 million. This comes not long after the rapper put the recording industry on blast for not allowing artists to own their master recordings.
The issue has already been in the media this year when Taylor Swift accused Scooter Braun of trying to control her career and her persona by buying the rights to all of her albums. Despite their previous drama, Kanye said he intended on getting her master recordings.
During his interview with Billboard, Kanye said that every artist had the right to own their “rights” and their recordings. Taylor Swift deserves it as well, the rapper argued. Reportedly, Kanye and Scooter Braun are close friends and the Yeezy creator said he and the power manager will be having a conversation about it in the future.
As it was previously reported, Taylor referred to Scooter buying her master recordings as one of the worst things that had ever happened to her.