Kanye released his first Adidas Yeezy sneaker in 2015 and his partnership with the German sportswear company has been lucrative. According to Forbes, his Yeezy sneaker empire is valued at $1.3 billion.
He previously complained about his lack of a board seat at Adidas and Gap and even threatened to walk away from both companies unless they put him on their corporate boards. “In risk or no risk of losing whatever deal possible, I am not on the board at Adidas. I am not on the board at Gap,” West said during his presidential campaign rally in July. “And that has to change today, or I walk away.”
During Friday’s Twitter spree, he also called for the release of Suge Knight and Larry Hoover.