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Kanye West’s adidas Deal Is Reportedly Worth $10 Million

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Kanye West and fashion is the perfect blend! Last week, YDBR reported that Yeezy is making some dope moves behind the scenes. He closed the doors to his Milan-based main fashion office and is moving his fashion house to NYC. See the original post here.

Yeezy also inked a new sneaker deal with adidas in the midst of a busy tour schedule. Speaking of Yeezy’s deal with adidas, the folks over at the New York Post‘s Page Six is reporting that his deal is worth $10 million.

According to a Page Six source, Kanye “only got 10 to 20 cents on the dollar for sales of his sneakers from Nike, and he only had a small personal stash to give out to his friends.”

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Kanye West Appears On New York’s Hot 97 With Angie Martinez; Explains His Partnership With adidas

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Music artist, fashion designer and creative director Kanye West has finally found corporate backing that he’s been looking for. A few minutes ago, the “Bound 2” rapper appeared on New York’s Hot 97 with Angie Martinez and confirmed that he has, indeed, signed a deal with adidas.

Kanye left Nike for adidas because the sportswear giant actually offered him more creative control. Nike refused to pay Kanye royalties because he’s not a professional athlete.

So then I start turning up in the BBC interview, so [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 skews — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye? And I said, well I need royalties. It’s not even like I have a joint venture. At least give me some royalties. Michael Jordan has 5%, that business is $2 billion. He makes a $100 million dollars a year off of 5% royalties. Nike told me we can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete. I told them, I go to the Garden and play one-on-NO-ONE. I’m a performance athlete. Did I really ANYTHING? YES! Did I really EVERYTHING. 100,000 percent. I’m 100,000 percent at all times. It’s people that work in offices trying to tell me how to think, when I got a better perspective. I live in Paris“.

So the old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family“.

Angie: “So that’s official, did you officially announce the adidas deal?

Kanye: “Whatever’s official, non-official, official, what y’all gonna see is… I am going to be the Tupac of product… I’ma be the first hip-hop designer, and because of that… I’ma be bigger than Walmart“.

Do you think this was a good move on Kanye’s behave? Do you think he can recreate the hype with adidas that he created with Nike?

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Lala Anthony Attends Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour: She Wears $1,250 Givenchy Shark Tooth Wedge Ankle Boots

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Last night Tuesday (November 19), Lala Anthony attended Kanye West’sYeezus‘ tour at the Barclays Center in Downtown, Brooklyn. Backstage, Lala reunited with her good friends Kim KJonathan Cheban and Kanye.

For the concert, Lala styled a black dress with $1,250 Givenchy Shark Tooth Wedge Ankle Boots. Her outfit was accessorized with a $720 Stella McCartney Metal-Trimmed Faux Leather Waist Belt which she last wore at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the 12 Years A Slave premiere. See the original post here. These suede taper toe wedge ankle boots feature a covered side zip, smooth leather wraparound strap and zig zag welt trim on the toe. You can purchase them at Barneys, Elyse Walker, Farfetch or Bergdorf Goodman.

Lala is so cute! I love her smile. Speaking of Lala’s smile, she has a few reasons to be smiling. She was just added to the cast of Starz’s drama series Power. Lala will play as LaKeisha Grant, a childhood friend to Tasha St. Partick (Naturi Naughton) and her closest confidant who is kept in the dark on certain aspects of Tasha’s life out of necessity. Read more here! She will also grace the big screen again in Think Like A Man Too (June 2014) and her upcoming book; The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Kim K, Lala, Jonathan Cheban and Kanye

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BREAKING NEWS: Kanye West Proposes To Kim Kardashian; They’re Officially Engaged!

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Last night Monday (October 21), famed reality star Kim Kardashian celebrated her 33rd birthday and she got the surprise of a lifetime. Her rapper boyfriend Kanye West proposed to her in front of their family and friends during his ‘Yeezus‘ tour stop at AT&T Park in San Francisco, according to E Online.

The “New Slaves” rapper rented out the stadium for a private event with family and friends and popped the question to the mother of his daughter and of course she said “yes“. The words “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEEE!!!” were displayed on a jumbotron while an orchestra played Lana Del Ray’sYoung and Beautiful,” followed by Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson’s, “Knock You Down.”

The couple gave birth to their first child together North West back on June 15.

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Congrats Kanye and Kim!

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Kanye West Kicks Off ‘Yeezus’ Tour 2 1/2 Hours Late In Seattle; Brings Out JESUS

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Last night Saturday (October 19), after a two and a half hour wait outside of the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, Kanye West finally kicked off his ‘Yeezus‘ tour. Because of technical issues, the fans were stuck waiting outside in a long line that exceeded several city blocks. Security said, “Yeezus is holding things up“.

YDBR’s readers/viewers in the Seattle area was in attendance and kept me posted throughout the evening.

Kanye and his DONDA creative team came together and used their genius ways of thinking to build a creative set which included mountains, cliffs, snow, ballerinas and masks. The most talked about moment was when Kanye West brought out JESUS during his 27-song segment.

The two-hour set included “On Sight,” “New Slaves,” “Send it Up,” “Mercy,” “Cold,” “BLKKK SKKKN Head,” “Don’t Like (Remix),” “I Am a God” dancers lift him to the sky, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Coldest Winter,” “Hold My Liquor,” “I’m in It,” “Guilt Trip,” “Heartless,” “Blood on the Leaves,” “I Wonder,” “Runaway,” “Hey Mama,” “Street Lights,” “Lost in the World,” “Heard ’em Say,” “Stronger,” “Through the Wire,” “Jesus Walks,” “Flashing Lights,” “All of the Lights,” and “Bound 2”.

Based off of what I have seen, this is one of the most creative stage sets I’ll ever saw in the history of Hip-Hop. Kanye and DONDA made history once again!

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Kanye’s “Yeezus” tour Intro

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Kanye West Spotted Wearing A Fear Of God LA Short Sleeve Shirt & Visvim FBT Sneakers In Beverly Hills

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West coast photogs caught music artist, creative director and fashion designer Kanye West talking on his cell phone as he was getting out of his expensive Lamborghini Aventador in Beverly Hills. He rocked a Fear of God LA short sleeve shirt from the brand’s Second Collection which will be available for purchase this November. He paired his shirt with denim jeans and a pair of Visvim FBT sneakers. What are your thoughts on Yeezy’s look?

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Where Did He Wear It Better? Kanye West In A $350 Thom Browne Thick Plaid Flannel Shirt

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Photogs spotted music artist, fashion designer and creative director Kanye West in California two days in a row and he wore the same $350 Thom Browne Thick Plaid Flannel Shirt. In the picture above, he wrapped the shirt around his waist while he wore a Hood By Air sweater and ripped denim jeans. His outfit was completed with a pair of trainers. In the photos below, Yeezy opted to wear his Thom Browne shirt on his back instead of wrapping it around his waist. He styled his shirt with light blue denim jeans and Visvim sneakers. Yeezy also carried a Louis Vuitton monogram canvas bag.

This Thom Brown flannel snap button front long sleeve shirt with plaid print features a pointed collar, chest pocket, side waist pockets and single snap button cuffs. You can purchase it at Barneys.

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Photos Credit: Getty Images | Bauer Griffin | sweater via HBA | shirt via Barneys

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Kanye West Arrives In The City Of Light; Attends Céline Runway Show At Paris Fashion Week

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Music artist and fashion designer Kanye West has returned to Europe. Yeezy traveled to the City of Light for Paris Fashion Week. The “Blood on the Leaves” rapper was spotted sitting front row at Celine’s Ready-To-Wear 2014 fashion show at the Tennis Club yesterday Sunday (September 29). For the presentation, Yeezy dressed in a Rick Owens DRKSHDW Parka Coat, ripped denim jeans and Visvim sneakers.

According to British Vogue, “Kanye West is reportedly set to return to the Paris catwalk with a new eponymous collection, having enlisted former Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin as his head designer”.

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Kanye West Has Enlisted Former Balmain Designer Christophe Decarnin For His New Clothing Collection?

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Kanye West is a renaissance man; he’s always looking for more to do. He already dominated the music industry, released sneakers via Nike and Louis Vuitton. Yeezy also released a female line of shoes via a collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. For the past few years, Yeezy have been trying his hardest to get his DONDA womenwear collection off the ground, but he is having a hard time. In fact, it was reported that the line went on a hiatus and DONDA offices were closed down. I have some good news, Yeezy is returning to the fashion world!

According to British Vogue, “Kanye West is reportedly set to return to the Paris catwalk with a new eponymous collection, having enlisted former Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin as his head designer“.

The rapper showed in Paris, to relatively lukewarm reviews, for two seasons – spring/summer 2012 and autumn/winter 2012 – and cancelled the show a year ago, without confirming whether or not the label would continue,” British Vogue reported.

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Kanye West Wears A $2,035 Rick Owens DRKSHDW Long Hooded Bomber

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After shutting down NYFW, music artist, creative director and fashion designer Kanye West jet-setted across the pond. Yeezus and his style consultant Renelou Padora were spotted walking the streets of Paris, France. Apparently, it is chilly in the City of Light because Yeezus bundled up in a $2,035 Rick Owens DRKSHDW Long Hooded Bomber from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. He paired his coat with dark-colored pants and Visvim fringe sneakers. This Rick Owens DRKSHDW parka style jacket features a hood with long drawstrings, center zipper and press stud fastenings, press stud chest pockets, two large press and stud side pockets, sleeve multi-pocket with large zipped pocket detailing, elasticated cuffs and concealed inside pockets.

Fellas, would you wear this jacket?

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Photos Credits: AP | jacket via Layers London

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