Kanye West is no ordinary rapper. Ye has always been in and out of controversy throughout his career, whether it’s Taylor Swift or Michael Jordan. Speaking of Jordan, the Big Two got to the heart of the matter when Kanye got into a fight against Jordan.
In his hit song “Facts” from 2015, West used the line “Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman”. Knowing MJ, he of course took it personally and has yet to speak to Kanye after the incident. In an interview with NORE, Ye thought about it and said:
“Jordan still doesn’t want to meet me. I’m trying to meet Michael Jordan. I’m like ‘This is a song, man.’ Michael Jordan said this thing like, ‘Why you all act like Virgil [Abloh] made me hot? These shoes are warm. “
The line Ye used in his song somehow suggests that the Yeezy brand is better and more successful than Jordan’s. Which was true for a while in 2018, when Adidas officially sold more pairs of sneakers than MJ’s brand.
Kanye has been the main reason for the revival of Adidas. Initially, West was part of Nike when the first Nike Air Yeezy dropped in 2009. Subsequently, she discontinued the Nike Air Yeezy II. But the relationship between Ye and Nike deteriorated in 2013.
This led to the successful rapper representing Adidas instead. The decision turned out to be worth a lot more than it seemed at the moment. The gap between Nike and Adidas has narrowed thanks to Ye.
By the way, the lyrics to the 2015 song were never a problem for Mike. Kanye dispelled this confusion by tweeting in 2016 about the beef.
“I’m sorry Michael Jordan, I love and respect you. My beef was with Mark Parker. I respect you so much. “
The tweet simply explained that West never intended to have a feud with MJ, instead he directed the words to former Nike CEO Mark Parker.
Well, whatever it is, it looks like Jordan has made his discovery on the situation. Most fans know that if there’s one thing Mike can’t stand, it’s losing.
Jordan must be happy to know that the Jordan brand is on top of the sneaker world as it is today.
As for Kanye, he recently released the highly anticipated album Donda. Ye’s love and affection for basketball was pretty evident there as he had a touching song in homage to NBA legend Kobe Bryant on his album.
Apart from that, it was also confirmed that Nets superstar Kevin Durant had specific advice for Kanye regarding his album. The bond between rappers and NBA players is something special and fans love to see it.
After all, rappers and NBA athletes generally share their common love for sneakers. Of course, in the case of MJ and Ye, that love turned out to be the reason for their beef, which has now lasted for over 5 years. Will the two stars ever get back to talking to each other? Well, only the great Michael Jordan can answer that.