Kanye West over the weekend at the School of the Art Institute Chicago lectured that Nike did offer him $4 million per year to continue making designs with the company. Well Kanye has said multiple times that part of the reason for him ending his partnership with Nike was the brand’s refusal to give him a royalty on the product he created. In the lecture, Yeezus also complained that Nike was treading the same ground he had years prior with its partners. Kanye stated:
“Mark Parker would go and find people who I collaborated with years before, and try to do collaborations with them to seem cool,” West said. “And as you see, Nike hasn’t done like, one cool thing this year.”
Check out below and hear Kanye’s lecture.