Kanye West returned to Instagram yesterday (June 13th) to call out Adidas. He posted an image of the brand's new Adilette 22 slides, accusing the company of copying his Yeezy slides.
He wrote, “To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more. To all sneaker culture…This is for everyone who wants to express themselves but feel they can’t cause they’ll lose their contract or be called crazy…These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent.”
He went on to say that he’s not talking to “DC” about this and instead wants to talk to Rørsted directly. A source told Complex that the “DC” referred to in the post is Daniel Cherry III, who joined Adidas as senior vice president and general manager in January 2022.