Kanye West FINALLY admits Sway Calloway was RIGHT about Yeezy’s partnership with Adidas all along

Kanye West FINALLY admits Sway Calloway was RIGHT about Yeezy’s partnership with Adidas all along… nine years after infamous ‘how Sway’ interview where he flipped out

  •  The 45-year-old artist sat down for a bombshell interview with Linsey Davis for a bombshell interview on Good Morning America which aired on Thursday 
  • As he is embroiled in a public battle with giants Adidas and Gap, the journalist referenced the now clip from his Sway In The Morning Interview from 2013
  • Back then Kanye famously yelled ‘how Sway’ repeatedly as the radio personality as he questioned his decision to launch his Yeezy brand sneakers with Adidas  
  • Linsey asked Kanye if Sway was right all along about doing it on your own
  • Ye replied: ‘I will go ahead and say Sway had the answer ‘I know people are going to be like “no!”‘ 
  • This came in the wake of his public clash with Adidas, as he says the company has pilfered his ideas and kept him out of the loop in terms of marketing product
  • West has garnered support from a number of his contemporaries in the hip-hop community, such as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Swizz Beatz and T.I. 

Kanye West has finally admitted that famous radio personality Sway Calloway was actually right after he questioned the decision to partner Yeezy with Adidas in an infamous interview nine years ago where the rapper flipped out yelling ‘how Sway.’

The 45-year-old artist sat down for a bombshell interview with Linsey Davis for a bombshell interview on Good Morning America which aired on Thursday morning.

As he is currently embroiled in a public battle with corporate giants Adidas and Gap, the Emmy Award journalist referenced the now iconic clip from his Sway In The Morning Interview from 2013.

Interesting: Kanye West sat down for a bombshell interview with Linsey Davis for a bombshell interview on Good Morning America which aired on Thursday morning

Interesting: Kanye West sat down for a bombshell interview with Linsey Davis for a bombshell interview on Good Morning America which aired on Thursday morning

Legendary: As he is currently embroiled in a public battle with corporate giants Adidas and Gap, the Emmy Award journalist referenced the now iconic clip from his Sway In The Morning Interview from 2013

Legendary: As he is currently embroiled in a public battle with corporate giants Adidas and Gap, the Emmy Award journalist referenced the now iconic clip from his Sway In The Morning Interview from 2013

Back then Kanye famously yelled ‘how Sway’ repeatedly as the radio personality told him to empower himself as he questioned his decision to launch his Yeezy brand sneakers with German athleticwear giant Adidas.

As Sway brought up a failed fashion line he tried to launch, Kanye yelled in response: ‘You ain’t got the answers, man! You ain’t got the answers. I’ve been doing this more than you; you ain’t got the answers!’

Now fast forward to Wednesday’s interview on GMA, Linsey asked Kanye if Sway was right all along about doing it on your own.

Heated: Back then Kanye famously yelled 'how Sway' repeatedly as the radio personality told him to empower himself as he questioned his decision to launch his Yeezy brand sneakers with German athleticwear giant Adidas

Heated: Back then Kanye famously yelled ‘how Sway’ repeatedly as the radio personality told him to empower himself as he questioned his decision to launch his Yeezy brand sneakers with German athleticwear giant Adidas

As Sway brought up a failed fashion line he tried to launch, Kanye yelled in response: 'You ain't got the answers, man! You ain't got the answers. I've been doing this more than you; you ain't got the answers!'

As Sway brought up a failed fashion line he tried to launch, Kanye yelled in response: ‘You ain’t got the answers, man! You ain’t got the answers. I’ve been doing this more than you; you ain’t got the answers!’

Ye flashed his signature smile as he finally admitted that he was wrong by saying: ‘I will go ahead and say Sway had the answer.

‘I know people are going to be like “no!”‘

Kanye shed a little more light on his gripes with the retail giants he has partnerships with as he said: ‘It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap.

‘That means that I was there for some specific agenda, not for Yeezy Gap to be everything that it could be, or this dream that I had about what the Gap could be. It’s time for me to make my own thing.’

All the right questions: Now fast forward to Wednesday's interview on GMA, Linsey asked Kanye if Sway was right all along about doing it on your own

All the right questions: Now fast forward to Wednesday’s interview on GMA, Linsey asked Kanye if Sway was right all along about doing it on your own

Ye flashed his signature smile as he finally admitted that he was wrong by saying: 'I will go ahead and say Sway had the answer. I know people are going to be like "no!"'

Ye flashed his signature smile as he finally admitted that he was wrong by saying: ‘I will go ahead and say Sway had the answer. I know people are going to be like “no!”‘

West’s interview with Good Morning America came in the wake of his recent public clash with Adidas, as he says the company has pilfered his ideas and kept him out of the loop in terms of marketing the product. 

West has garnered support from a number of his contemporaries in the hip-hop community, such as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Swizz Beatz and T.I.

Earlier this month, Ye was on a social media blitz against the two clothing companies, accusing Adidas of seizing creative control over the Yeezy brand and stealing his design ideas to produce shoes similar to his Boost trainers. He also claimed that the shoe company ripped off his design for slides.

Kanye shed a little more light on his gripes with the retail giants he has partnerships with as he said: 'It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap'

Kanye shed a little more light on his gripes with the retail giants he has partnerships with as he said: ‘It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap’

He concluded: 'That means that I was there for some specific agenda, not for Yeezy Gap to be everything that it could be, or this dream that I had about what the Gap could be. It's time for me to make my own thing'

He concluded: ‘That means that I was there for some specific agenda, not for Yeezy Gap to be everything that it could be, or this dream that I had about what the Gap could be. It’s time for me to make my own thing’

‘No one should be held in that position where people can steal from them and say we’re just paying you to shut up,’ he told Bloomberg. ‘That destroys innovation. That destroys creativity. That’s what destroyed Nikola Tesla.’

He’s hammered Adidas executives with a series of mocking Instagram posts until, he claims, his lawyers stepped in and asked him to stop.

In some of the posts, he superimposed Adidas executive Daniel Cherry’s head on another person’s body and created mocking videos of the corporate leader.

Ye also went after JPMorgan Chase, where he holds much of his money after switching from a small Wyoming bank, for not backing him in his war against the popular clothing brands.

Kanye West signed his deal with GAP in 2020, which has resulted in some bizarre designs

Taunting: The 45-year-old rapper-turned-designer has publicly declared a feud with Adidas, whom he's partnered with via his Yeezy empire

Taunting: The 45-year-old rapper-turned-designer has publicly declared a feud with Adidas, whom he’s partnered with via his Yeezy empire

‘I’ve went to JP Morgan but of course they won’t give me no deal flow cause Jin(g) Ulrich is on the board of both Adidas and JP Morgan. What shoe company will give me control. I need to be the head of the board and chief decision maker,’ he posted.

Jing Ulrich is the Chase vice chare of investment banking.

Ye also tried to get banking titan Jamie Dimon on the phone, but was ghosted by the financier. 

‘I feel like there’s a lot of controlling and handling to suppress my ability to affect the American economy and industry,’ the rapper said of Chase.

Bloomberg reported that Ye holds $122 million cash and stock, but that his corporate deals make him a billionaire.

 His financial dealings have been as eclectic as his music choices.

Ye hired Michael Cohen, the convicted ex-lawyer for former President Donald Trump, to give him some financial advice, according to Bloomberg News.

It was Cohen who recommended that he move his money from Wyoming, which he said ‘was not equipped to handle his business or him personally, to the major investment bank.

The Yeezy brand earned $191 billion in royalties in 2020 from the Adidas deal, according to USB Group AG.

The recording artist has groused almost from the beginning of his corporate collaborations that he was being frozen out of decision-making.

Kanye West, pictured here, signaled that he's done with Adidas. He inked his deal with the shoe brand in 2015 and it will continue until 2026

Kanye West, pictured here, signaled that he’s done with Adidas. He inked his deal with the shoe brand in 2015 and it will continue until 2026

Happier times: Kanye had previously tweeted enthusiastically about the collaboration

Happier times: Kanye had previously tweeted enthusiastically about the collaboration

In July 2020, Gap stock dipped 7.4 percent after he threatened to pull out of deals with the clothing company a month after he signed the partnership with his Yeezy brand.

He threatened to do the same to the international sneaker maker, but their stock ended up for the day.

The musician’s public disagreements with the brands have created a corporate headache after other public figures like Sean Combs and Swizz Beatz declared a public boycott on Adidas.

Ye's public disagreements with the brands have created a corporate headache after other public figures like Sean Combs and Swizz Beatz declared a public boycott on Adidas

Ye’s public disagreements with the brands have created a corporate headache after other public figures like Sean Combs and Swizz Beatz declared a public boycott on Adidas

Ye’s focus appears to be shifting from the Yeezy clothing company to Donda Academy,  a school named after his late mother.

He plans to set up campuses across the country that will contain schools, farms, retail space, and dormitories, Bloomberg reported.

It’s unclear where Gap and Adidas fit in. 

‘Every step of my career there was something in the way,’ Ye told the financial news service. ‘They did the dream, but just without Ye.’

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