The crowd has been on an off about how to feel towards Kanye since he came back to Twitter. His online rants – yet entertaining – seem to go on and on without end. And his “slavery sounds like a choice” comment sure got things heated up. But maybe tweeting about the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 could get him back on track? Right? meh…
I love the 700 V2s pic.twitter.com/tVCUz4GZpL
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 5, 2018
Kanye West’s Reputation
According to his tweets, Ye feels like he’s finally out of the “sunken place” and he’s not afraid of any form of self-expression. His rants on Twitter are allegedly in the service of promoting love and understanding. But what’s to say of his comments in a TMZ interview when he said that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice?
People started using the hashtag #SlaveryWasAChoice mocking his comment:
— Minstra (@ViceRoyMinstra) May 1, 2018
— Pink Lexsta 👸🏿💕 (@LokifyedLexi) May 2, 2018
— Rodney (@Littles1126) May 2, 2018
Black people have always channeled our anger and rage into humor. Some of you may not find #SlaveryWasAChoice “funny” but I guarantee you that if we didn’t follow this practice, many of us would die from stress a lot earlier in life.
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) May 2, 2018
As a response to that comment, someone made a petition asking Adidas to let go of West. More than 20,000 people have signed it and people are still signing it every day to reach 25,000 names.
Usually, with Kanye’s name, there’s a long line of impatient hypebeasts at any storefront. That wasn’t the case with the Yeezy x 2XU event in Sydney. Because barely anyone showed up, the event had to close down.
An appalled Snoop Dogg even photoshopped a picture of Kanye West as a white man.
Tweeting: Yeezy Boost 700 V2
approved 700 V2 color way Q4 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/IWAzItCnEK
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 10, 2018
Despite the backlash, Kanye’s show must go on. Taking to Twitter, he kept his responses short and apologized for nothing. He continued to use the internet to share information with us about things happening over at the Yeezy company. That’s when he shared the latest silhouette from Adidas Yeezy.
Among his 2018 releases (sometimes questionable), the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 gets deserves a thumbs up for trying. He even mentioned that the new rendition of the Wave Runner’s silhouette will drop in Q4, which is some time between October and December.
And as usual, this isn’t the first time we get a look at the 700 V2. However, it’s the first time we get confirmation from the man himself about the name and colorway. However, we’re not sure how to feel about that colorway. What can compete with the fresh Wave Runner colors?
Although he told Charmalagne that he’s on all kinds of drugs, would you forgive the man? Well, if you do let him off for his mindless comments, or if you care only about the shoes, you should keep your head up for a grey suede colorway hitting stores in Fall/Winter. The white one is clean as well but has some white Yung-1 vibes. What do you think?