After listening to Kanye West's newest single "Facts", I couldn't help but to analyze what was being said on record. We all know Kanye's past with the fashion industry, as to why they won't"let him in."Now that he's established himself forcefully by teaming up with Adidas, releasing his newest line 'YEEZY' - Kanye is on another tirade. Insulting people on record due to his success.
Is this some kinda joke?
Name blasting people on "Facts", boasting his accomplishments and cross referencing Steve Harvey's reading mistake with Bill Cosby's situation? I have to pull the plug on this one. What a terrible way to celebrate your triumphs bro. But then again, this is Kanye West were talking about.
However, Ye' claims he's stating facts... But they accurate? Here's a few 'mistakes' he may have made while 'reading' his lyrics into the mic.
Kanye: "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy, Just jumped over Jumpman."
According To Forbes: "Immediately after they hit the stores, the highly-coveted shoes were selling at a huge markup online. On eBay (EBAY, Tech30), the Yeezy Boost was selling in excess of $1,000 a pair."
Not off the rack, off the internet. The shoe wasn't massly manufactured enough to even competitively come close to bouting with Jumpman. West has stated: he wants "Adidas to produce more." But until then, the reigning sneaker king is Michael Jordan. Even Marcus Jordan caught a laugh or two off this. See below.
Facts: According to Forbes.com, Jordan U.S. shoe sales rose 17% in 2015 to a whopping $2.6 billion, according to data compiled by SportScanInfo.
More Facts: Jordan apparel and the international business add more than $1 billion as well, on top of the 2.6 billion nationally.
Even More Facts:According to Fortune - "Nike Inc., with its namesake brand, Air Jordans, and Converse, has scooped up a nearly 50% share of the U.S. athletic footwear market. Adidas Group’s slice is a mere 9% and has declined every year since 2011. The strong first quarter aside, the company’s overall revenue has fallen in back-to-back years when measured in U.S. dollars, with 2014 net income ($593 million) sinking to its lowest level since the recession-racked 2009. (The company, which reports its financial results in euros, says currency fluctuations make its recent sales and profit numbers look worse than they are; it says its 2014 net sales of 14.8 billion euros were actually up 2% from 2013.)"
Kanye: "Nike “gave LeBron a billi’ not to run away.”
Facts: Lebron hasn't confirmed this. Nor has he listened to "Facts". Yes, Lebron has signed a lifetime deal with Nike, but where are the press releases that state Nike actually gave him a 'Billi' not to leave? Wouldn't Lebron be listed as a black billionaire next to Jordan if this were the case? In addition, would Lebron be happy to stay with Nike, as he appears to be?
As a matter of fact, here's Lebron's response to Kanye's statement:
More Facts: “Phil Knight’s greatest saying is ‘always listen to the heart of the athlete [and] listen to the words of the athlete. And that’s all it’s about, nothing else. Obviously I’m going to side with Nike no matter who it is. It’s just, it’s family when you talk about Nike, and I’m always on their side no matter what the situation is.” - Source:HB
Oh, one more fact:Lebron James has also stated: "It's been an unbelievable time for myself and my family, and I'm just grateful that Nike and [Nike founder] Phil Knight and everyone over there just believed in a skinny-old, skinny 18-year-old kid from Akron, Ohio, and I'm happy to be a part of such a great company."
This article isn't intended to throw shade, but to state "facts" as accurately as possible. What are your thoughts, comments and opinions? Leave them below.