Twitter responds to Kanye claiming he makes more money off sneakers than Mike
Kanye’s back at it on Twitter.
This isnt the first time Kanye has made a ludicrous statement on Twitter – and it definitely won’t be the last. In case you missed it, here it is below:
I am currently the single highest paid person in footwear. That means I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
This was then followed by some famous Kanye rambling;
“the desert rat 500 sold 250 thousand in one hour on Coachella weekend. Please do not try to play Yeezy or anyone who wears Yeezy. We are the future.”
“the Yeezy 700 is adidas most requested shoe. adidas have been great partners and they’ve let Yeezy be Yeezy. This could’ve never happened at Nike.”
This isnt hte first time Yeezy has taken a shot at Mike and co., with Kanye’s 2015 track ‘Facts’ claiming that Yeezy jumped over Jumpman’. While adidas did overtake Jordan brand partially last year, the Yeezy brand did not infact pass Jumpman in sales, nor has it come to fruition since.
According to Forbes, Michael Jordan’s net worth went up to $1.65 billion last year, while his Nike deal earned him around $110 million. This makes it highly unlikely that Kanye has passed Mike, but hey – it’s classic Yeezy – it’s definitely got us, and the internet taking.
And yes, the internet wasted no time in calling bullshit on Kanye’s claims,
Michael Jordan is a billionaire! You’re not even on the top ten highest paid hip-hop artist list. You’re wife makes more than you. You’re a millionaire with a below 700 credit rating.
— FedUp_Mom (@Fedup_Mom) April 25, 2018
This guy was certain Kanye was full of shit.
— Mike Zierlein (@Mike_Zierlein) April 25, 2018
I don’t even know what this is, but it got a good chuckle from the office.
— People but with small head (@shegotsmallhead) April 25, 2018
Someone drew the strikingly accurate comparison between BBB’s Lavar Ball’s marketing statements and Ye’s.
— AJ Neuharth-Keusch (@tweetAJNK) April 25, 2018
But if we look at the real numbers – we all know Mike would have the last laugh.
— Kaloyan Doynov (@DoynovKaloyan) April 25, 2018