Adidas backs Kanye West after slavery comments

04 May, 2018, 14:20 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • Donald Trump Kanye West

A self-described Renaissance man with interests in music, fashion and politics who has unironically compared himself to Michelangelo, West had always been given a pass by the entertainment world for his rowdier tendencies such as disrupting award ceremonies as few dispute his talents.

On his weekly podcast, hip-hop spokesperson Joe Budden was furious at Kanye's words. He is tied with Jay-Z as the rapper who has earned the most Grammy Awards with 11.

"You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him", West wrote in another tweet later that day. 8,537 supporters signed the petition at press time. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.

When pressed on the subject, Rorsted acknowledged that "there clearly are some comments we don't support" and said Adidas expects to address the issue with West's team.

I saw the comment as you have seen it.

Shohei Ohtani to miss planned start due to ankle sprain
Among the pitchers he has taken deep are two-time Cy Young victor Corey Kluber and All-Star Luis Severino . As a hitter, Ohtani is batting.341 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 44 at-bats over 12 games.

Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted was confronted with West's comments during an interview on Bloomberg TV. "Stay in Calabasas, you hear me?"

West, who designs and endorses Adidas' Yeezy line of footwear, drew criticism this week after an appearance on "TMZ Live". "Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all y'all?"

Many of their listeners they asked to call in and add to the conversation, favored muting West.

Kanye West arrives at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City. "He is a free moron who doesn't read". "But he's trying to be free in this kind of high-tech, social media, soundbite culture", he said.

Though this is not the first time West has said something controversial, his aligning with the MAGA movement feels particularly reaching. After Yeezy's pro-Trump tirade last week, Snoop said that West seemed like he was in a real-life version of Get Out. He debated basic tenets of American history on Twitter, sharing screenshots of texts from famous friends like John Legend and Charlamagne Tha God rightfully disputing his logic. "I'll combat your free thought with my free thought, because mine is grounded in the reality that I have been given, and the reality that I'm going to change, but I'm not going to do it by pretending that the enemies are on the same team as me".

Recommended:

  • May warned over customs partnership ahead of Brexit 'war cabinet' meeting

    May warned over customs partnership ahead of Brexit 'war cabinet' meeting

    The UK would collect tariffs set by the EU customs union on goods coming into the UK on behalf of the EU. Both are fundamentally split, with each side strong enough to block a plan, but not to push one through.
    Deadly dust storm leaves 72 dead, 130 injured in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

    Deadly dust storm leaves 72 dead, 130 injured in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

    The falling trees and electric poles caused the maximum accidents, leaving nearly 100 people injured, Yadav said. Indian Premier Narendra Modi took to twitter and expressed condolences to the bereaved families.

    EasyJet plc (LON:EZJ) Analyst Ratings as of May 1, 2018

    EZJ is touching GBX 1614.5 during the last trading session, after increased 1.54%.easyJet plc has volume of 816,385 shares. The Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd holds 1.62 million shares with $162.47M value, up from 684,466 last quarter.
  • Rory McIlroy eager to cure Masters hangover

    Rory McIlroy eager to cure Masters hangover

    Tiger Woods is the main draw in an impressive field at this year's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte . Simpson was a distant second to McIlroy in 2015, while he just missed out on the play-off won by Fowler three years earlier.
    Ford's new window can help the visually impaired

    Ford's new window can help the visually impaired "see" the road

    That vibration allows the passenger to touch the scene and build the landscape in their mind that other passengers are looking at. It's called Feel the View , and it lets blind people get an idea of what's outside the vehicle window.
    Super Kings edge Daredevils

    Super Kings edge Daredevils

    Round the wicket from Maxwell, pitching outside off and the batsman misses his swing as the ball skids on straight to the stumps. CSK , on the other hand, registered their sixth win in eight matches and overtook Hyderabad on the table.
  • German Palestine Association Slams Abbas' 'Anti-Semitic' Holocaust Remarks

    German Palestine Association Slams Abbas' 'Anti-Semitic' Holocaust Remarks

    Meanwhile, Israeli PM Netanyahu and the US Ambassador to Israel have condemned Abbas for this antisemitic speech. The European Jewish Congress called on European officials to cease all contact with Abbas until he apologized.
    Pep Guardiola Reveals How Many Players He'll Sign This Summer

    Pep Guardiola Reveals How Many Players He'll Sign This Summer

    David Moyes' men have won once in their last eight league fixtures and sit just three points above the relegation zone. City face Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton in their remaining games.
    Will Conor McGregor go to jail over UFC bus incident?

    Will Conor McGregor go to jail over UFC bus incident?

    After his court case is concluded, Conor McGregor can expect to be punished by the UFC too, Dana White has revealed. Nurmagomedov succeeded McGregor as Lightweight champion when he defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 earlier this month.
  • Walmart to buy 73% of Flipkart in India's biggest e-commerce takeover

    Walmart to buy 73% of Flipkart in India's biggest e-commerce takeover

    If the deal with Walmart goes through, it would provide Flipkart with more arsenal to go up against Amazon in the Indian market. Tech giant Google's parent company Alphabet Inc would also tag along with Walmart for an investment in Flipkart .
    Exploding bonfire injures 10 at London festival

    Exploding bonfire injures 10 at London festival

    Hatzola said on Twitter that it "provided a mega response team to a major incident as a result of a fire explosion ". Ten people were injured after a bonfire exploded in north London during celebrations for a Jewish festival.
    Malaysia's Fake News Law Has Convicted Its First Person

    Malaysia's Fake News Law Has Convicted Its First Person

    The judge fined Sulaiman 10,000 ringgit ($2,552 or P131,786) but he opted to spend a month in jail because he could not pay. In his post says that the police arrived on the scene only after 50 minutes and the ambulance service - an hour later.


Popular

Marouane Fellaini could stay with Manchester United after all
Kanu won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Community Shield during his time with the Gunners. By then, United was 1-0 ahead thanks to Paul Pogba's 16th-minute goal.

Body found in building after explosion during standoff with police
They were members of the regional tactical team, and included five from East Haven, three from North Haven, and one from Branford. At the scene, police found that the suspect had barricaded his home, where he held his wife for the last few days.

US military C-130 aircraft crashes in Georgia, at least 5 dead
Chatham County Emergency Management Agency tweeted: "There has been a plane crash at the intersection of Hwy 21 at Crossgate Rd". The crew was flying the C-130 into retirement Wednesday when it plunged onto a highway on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia.

Chinese media warns against bullying as United States trade team arrives
But it also does require foreign companies to provide key details about their technologies to Chinese partners. The official China Daily said in an editorial China would "stand up to the U.S.' bullying as necessary".

Crude oil prices fall on rising USA crude inventories, record production
Oil prices rose again on Wednesday on concerns the USA may re-impose sanctions on major exporter Iran , before giving up. Other reasons he cited were geopolitical disturbances and whether the Iran nuclear deal will be recertified or not.

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol: Everything you need to know
"I think we will see countries across Europe and further afield look to replicate what has been done here in Scotland", she added.

Oculus Go is hitting store shelves today for $200
A separate report from UploadVR this morning notes that F8 developer attendees are likely to receive Oculus Go headsets for free. The headset offers mobile virtual reality without needing a phone or PC, and is going on sale starting today in 23 countries.

Swipe Right: Facebook Just Announced It's Launching a Dating App (Sort Of)
It's been nearly a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it's been an wonderful journey with some of the best... Collins wrote in a letter addressed to Rebecca Stimson, Facebook's regional head of public policy.

Armenian parliament set to vote on new premier
He subsequently called on his supporters to pour out on the streets and assemble at the capital's Republic Square in protest. They also accuse Sarkisian and his dominant Republican Party of widespread corruption and failing to raise living standards.

Huge fire engulfs Sao Paulo building
That blaze was brought under control relatively quickly, São Paulo Fire Brigade Lieutenant André Elias told Globo TV. At least two others are considered missing, according to a spokesman for the Sao Paulo Fire Department .