Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is keeping it 100 on what’s on his mind right now. The hip-hop star appeared at a publicized presidential campaign conference this weekend to update fans on his status with apparel giants GAP and Adidas.
Kanye West x Board Status
During his South Carolina press conference, Ye talked about the importance of playing a key role at both companies. West even said he would fall back from Adidas and GAP if he didn’t get an immediate role upgrade to their boards.
During a freewheeling campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, rapper Kanye West threatened to walk away from deals with Adidas and Gap if he is not named to their respective company boards. “Risk or no risk of losing whatever deal possible, I am not on the board at Adidas,” West said Sunday while speaking in favor of more power for Black people. “I am not on the board at Gap. And that has to change today or I walk away.” (Fox Business)
Recently, the rap heavyweight reportedly teamed with Nigerian-British designer Mowalola Ogunlesi and secured her a prominent position on Kanye West’s squad at GAP. Ogunlesi went to her Instagram page to break the massive news.
“Design Director of Yeezy Gap” -Mowalola Ogunlesi’s Instagram
“My man 👏🏿🌹👑” -Royce Da 5’9’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Recently, Mowalola shared pics of Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian rocking her custom designs. She released the must-see shots on her Instagram page.
“modern family ♥️” -Mowalola’s Instagram
Before You Go
According to reports, Kanye’s Yeezy brand will now land in stores across the globe. While details are still scarce, the partnership will introduce fans to Yeezy Gap with gear aimed at men, women and children.
The deal is a multiyear partnership, according to a Yeezy spokesperson. West has been traveling to Gap’s San Francisco headquarters from his ranch in Wyoming to work on the line, which is still in its design phase, the spokesperson said. The line won’t include footwear, a market in which Yeezy already collaborates with Adidas AG. (Bloomberg)