Kanye West BLASTS Adidas CEO Kasper Rorstad for Adilette slides that he claims are ‘fake Yeezys’

After nearly a decade of collaborating together, Kanye West fired a shot at Adidas for ‘blatant copying’ of his Yeezy slides.

Adidas first unveiled their new Adilette slides earlier this month, which will retail at $ 55, and the 45-year-old rapper is none too happy about it.

West took to Instagram on Monday afternoon, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, ‘fake Yeezys.’

Shots fired: After nearly a decade of collaborating together, Kanye West fired a shot at Adidas for ‘blatant copying’ of his Yeezy slides

Fake Yeezys: West took to Instagram on Monday afternoon, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, 'fake Yeezys'

Fake Yeezys: West took to Instagram on Monday afternoon, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, ‘fake Yeezys’

Real Yeezys: The real Yeezys slides Kanye West sold through his deal with Adidas

Real Yeezys: The real Yeezys slides Kanye West sold through his deal with Adidas

‘THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now, ‘West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant signed a six-year deal with Adidas before he was drafted straight out of high school in 1996, but Bryant bought himself out of his Adidas contract in 2002.

After waiting a whole year as part of his opt-out clause, he signed a new deal with Nike in 2003, where he remained for the rest of his career.

Hint: 'THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on.  Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now, 'West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end

Hint: ‘THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now, ‘West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end

West fired a direct shot at Rorstad, stating, ‘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,’ he continued.

‘Bravery is not being afraid. Bravery is overcoming your fear for your truth. This Ye with the blue paint on my face, ‘he added.

Kasper: West fired a direct shot at Rorstad (above), stating, 'To Kasper I¿m not standing for this blatant copying no more'

Kasper: West fired a direct shot at Rorstad (above), stating, ‘To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more’

‘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, ‘West concluded.

West and Adidas’ apparel and shoe deal was first announced in December 2013, with the first collection dropping in February 2015.

That line included his first shoe dubbed Yeezy Boosts, which were limited to just 9,000 pairs available only in New York City … which sold out in 10 minutes.

Disrespect: '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, 'West concluded

Disrespect: ‘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, ‘West concluded

Deal: West and Adidas' apparel and shoe deal was first announced in December 2013, with the first collection dropping in February 2015

Deal: West and Adidas’ apparel and shoe deal was first announced in December 2013, with the first collection dropping in February 2015

It’s unclear if Adidas or Rorstad plan on responding publicly to West’s post, though they have stuck by his side in the past.

Back in 2018, when West made controversial comments about slavery being a ‘choice,’ Rorstad defended West.

‘Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy and has been a fantastic creator, and that’s where I’m going to leave it. I’m not going to comment on every comment he or anyone else is making, ‘Rorstad said in a Bloomberg interview in May 2018.

No response: It's unclear if Adidas or Rorstad plan on responding publicly to West's post, though they have stuck by his side in the past

No response: It’s unclear if Adidas or Rorstad plan on responding publicly to West’s post, though they have stuck by his side in the past

Defended: Back in 2018, when West made controversial comments about slavery being a 'choice,' Rorstad defended West

Defended: Back in 2018, when West made controversial comments about slavery being a ‘choice,’ Rorstad defended West

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