Kanye West

Kanye West sure knows how to draw a crowd! The famed rap producer thrilled children in Nairobi, Kenya by giving away nearly 100 pairs of Yeezy sneakers.

The 41-year-old rapper posted several videos of African children dancing while wearing their crisp white Yeezy sneakers. He captioned the videos: "We got love."

Twitter.com disabled the embed feature so the videos can't be embedded on blogs.

Kanye is in Africa to record music for his upcoming album. His wife Kim Kardashian accompanied him to the Motherland.
 

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Just record it with your phone. Bootleg but it works.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    The old gather a bunch of villagers and give them “american shoes” scam. It’s not like they’re flying off the shelves so i guess. And i dont mean to offend when i say villagers. In my country RD people bring cheap shit from the us all the time to impress the poor locals. Bye koonye

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • iWasteTime

    I specifically asked you not to post this!!
    lolol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!

  • iWasteTime

    I did sis! In the 8hr T.I post!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Is it me but chile ..... is folks giving flawed as fawk these days .... I mean folks give what they give yes ... but chile ..... Can I get a some clean water .... a nice roof for the night over my head .... a hot good meal ... food .... Chile ..... egoic .... I saw he said he was going to send a homeless man he gave 100 dollars to... said he going to send him some Yeezy SNEAKERS ..... I was like he homeless chile .... what address you sending them shyts too .... the fugg is going on ???? Completely disconnected from reality (em-pathetically) gone ..... Sending shyt to promote self ??? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/757409882300e04d63efd6efb5035684d2b0de7c17c0bdc5f9f675748bc7d6f7.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lolololol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ??

  • Reina1718

    No food? Water? Books? Clothing?...some white yeezys??? How is that helping them?? They dont even know who Kanye is....those sneakers were probably made bu them! In confused at this point...what is he trying to do? Steal their music & gift them with shoes? Steal their culture? So u can come up with “clothing” ideas....this guy is annoying

  • Reina1718

    Totally agree!

  • RaginB

    Wth they gon do with some Yeezys Kanye...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    as my old folk used to say, that just contrary as hail, Lol!

  • Reina1718

    Werd, tryin 2 b christopher columbus

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I just hollered!!!!! This shyt so funny!!!! I was thinkin the same damn thing. Like those kids need a school, a sewage system, a soup kitchen of some kind. Not a pair of shoes that are gonna tear up after 3 weeks on those raggedy, muddy azz streets they got over there!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you already know they gonna be in that "we got love" video, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "what address you sending them shyts too .... "
    _____________________

    hot, snotty tears.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • Navybeans95

    ....no medicine, food ...housing, clean water...? Just shoes??...omg my head hurts...

  • Reina1718

    Rite lol

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    can someone do a price analysis of the cost of Ye's shoes in America @retail and the cost to provide a village a well and an insulated roof?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ... I'm like .... wtf chile... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e99f47207c6bf6babc42015834528c4d3edf164680e532622ab60ecc3a413dc0.gif sporting new shoes chile but still sleeping on street ?? Still needing new books ....shelter clothing, but I got my new sneakers doe .... ..... chile.... I guess .... keep giving ....

  • Ni Ni

    What's kim wearing over in the motherland? Is she taking bikini selfies??

  • hottlanta

    Good legal education news. A victory for folks who went 2 those fake non profit school like Everest devry and others u can have your debts canceled if the school misled deceived u or closed. It is called thé obama era borrower defense rule. Betsy devoe tried 2 scrap the rule 2 protect her for profit fake éducation friends. This ruling will go into effect immediately. Sandy can now get her loan canceled from Everest for her

  • Navybeans95

    Be fresh by the feet while they starving?

  • Django the God

    And you are unffffffforgettttttaaaabbblllee..."

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Those sneaks are white today, but next week they gonna be soaked in that rich African soil and be a whole other thing. Kanye will then of course take the concept, name the color Yeezy, and tap into the american vanity fueled by supply and demand

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Ni Ni

    Smh ?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    You know what I'ma hold out hope that Ye got somethin' else up his sleeve for them. He aint done givin' yet. He's gonna do some good charity work while he's over there!! I'ma give him the benefit of the doubt!! SMH..don't let me down Kanye!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    why they in that bag? where the boxes with the sizes printed on the outside? these bet not be no 'irregular' factory cast-offs!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c158153ba68edffe8744da7f5b71397a707660cce76df76d36419cdf4965d394.gif

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao

  • Omandesert

    Why not give them shares in your company? If it’s publicly traded. Fuck a gym shoe. IJS

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you was doing good ...providing a real public service
    ('til that last part.....) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you said he still got time to make it right? LMAO!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Right he just got there...let him settle in!!

  • Blue

    Hahahaaaaaa

  • Blue

    Yeah. I heard your login when it fell on the floor and broke .. right about the last sentence.

  • Ni Ni

    Naw nancy, that's how rich folks do ?.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • RICHIE_RICH

    I guess congrats. He gave something when he didn’t have to do anything!

  • Miss Thang

    You could've paid to send 10 Chicago youths to college, but you'd rather promote your shitty ass shoes.

  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • Miss Thang

    I wouldn't put it past this negro to use factory rejects to promote himself in Africa. Sick.

  • Renee26

    Yeah...cause that's what they needed.... He could've given them 300 USD a piece and made a big difference.... Instead they have ugly shoes that will be covered in clay dirt in 2.2 seconds

  • Renee26

    Swear!!!

  • OvertheMississippi

    ???

  • Renee26

    Name the color Yeezy

    DEAD

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile.... you know a "take care hun" finna be in her trick-or-treat bag, LOL!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    see! that bag look like the goodwill drop-off bag in the back of my car, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Blue

    Hahahahaha. Right. The big size. Not the little "take care" ... catch you on bossip comments or something ... u outta here.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    that was just the starter gift!! *kee kee kee*

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok!! Cmon somebody with some sense!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Blue

    Renee you said that!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Prolly give them corns and bunions! LOL!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’d rather money, shrug

  • Shira Harding-James

    You know what?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    hahahahahahahaha!!!! leave Kanye alone, he dealing with a lot and he just tryna to do right by the people!! I bet you Kim was the one who was like.."You should give them some shoes, babe. They would probably be so grateful" Like Bih They would be grateful for some running water and a gas stove!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sandy can now get her loan canceled from Everest for her nursing degree
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    cold Cold COLD!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I can’t!

  • hottlanta

    Trying 2 get the credit on point for xmas.

  • hi-liter

    Maybe they put the grocery store Gift cards inside those irregular Ross bound shoes.

  • Quitedeliteful

    He aint done givin' yet.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hope springs eternal as my old-timey daddy would say...

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Shade but yes! LMFAOO!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMKANYE

  • MoniquetheGeek

    We know...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Money would have been better to help stimulate the economy. For three hundred dollars they could have paid the rent, electric bill and fed a family of ten -- with some change left over...

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    So he gone just grab all the second hand shoes he ain't sell in the US and take them to Africa. You know what, he really ain't chit.

  • Alexis Moore

    It’s a start. He needs to use his platform to promote philanthropy.

  • Quitedeliteful

    The problem with giving out shoes is that now the shoe cobbler doesn't make any money. That's 100 less kids in the village/town that don't need to go to the cobbler to get shoes made. What is Yeezy gonna do for him? Bono from the band U2 was giving away thousands of pairs of shoes in Africa and someone asked him to stop explaining that now the people who made shoes were out of business. Give these folks money or something that benefits the entire community. Find out what the community needs. It could be something as humble as underwear for everyone. I have a Cuban friend who didn't own his first pair of drawers until he was 21 and living in America...

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Kanye maybe to Mental to understand this shidt is wrong but Kim knows bedda,again she cares nothing about Kanye or is plight

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    These are triple white 350s that did not sell out. Over 200k of these were sitting on Yeezy supply for days.

    Adidas cant put these on the clearance racks, because it will tarnish the Yeezy brand, so expect a lot more charities of this exact color by years end. It will be interesting to see what Adidas does with these 200k sneakers that they couldnt sell at retail.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    These are triple white 350s that did not sell out. Over 200k of these were sitting on Yeezy supply for days.

    Adidas cant put these on the clearance racks, because it will tarnish the Yeezy brand, so expect a lot more charities of this exact color by years end. It will be interesting to see what Adidas does with these 200k sneakers that they couldnt sell at retail.

  • Nina Ross

    Good, now he needs to give them away to every black kid in Chicago

  • Nina Ross

    Good, now he needs to give them away to every black kid in Chicago

  • Bonita

    I'm sure more than 100 kids showed up. So what do you say to child in need number 101 who either has no shoes on or shoes that look like they're on their last leg?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    A water well, medical supplies, school books... There are so many things that we can do. Hopefully this is just a beginning.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    And knowledge about recognizing when your family member needs help with their mental health.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hammer toe, Athlete's foot...

  • Judge Mental Will

    Giving makes you feel good. Hopefully its therapeutic and Mentally help him, if not stay your crazy ass over there.??

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He, Kim and the Kartrashians can afford to build a nice school.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Better hygiene, nutrition and sanitation could go a lonnng way in helping a lot of people come up.

  • TMW

    I snickered af that last part ?

  • TMW

    Charity begins at home.

  • dontgetblocked

    Ain't nobody got no money for the cobbler to cobble up some shoes. Their mothers told them to go get them Yeezy joints. Make them fit...no matter the size.

  • dontgetblocked

    Maybe he's working on that. Darn. Give the man a chance. Ya'll are too hard on folks. You know he's crazy.

  • dontgetblocked

    You people are like the homeless in a free food line. Getting all picky. He gave them some shoes...something they can use. Granted they will be dirty and creased in a matter of minutes. I digress. Stop spending Kanye's money. I would love a pair of Yeezys. I'm sure he's going to do more for the community. Give him a chance and pat him on the back. How many of you have sent checks to help in Africans you've seen on TV? You know the ones that are barefoot and have flies landing in their eyes. What have YOU done to help them? I have't done anything so I applaud crazy azz Ye.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFF! That's exactly how it went! ???

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope so too...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Me either, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Gosh this tickled me ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Kim can't see the forest for the trees; she got THREE kids - she overwhelmed?

  • whereisginger

    This is an ignorant act of selfishness. Those kids are free advertisement receiving merchandise no one in the states are crazy enough to support anymore. Further more, he’s putting them in danger just like when Jordan’s first hit the hood and they’ll be targeted for those sneakers. Also, I could think of a million productive things he could do for those kids for way cheaper! Boo again

  • Allihave2say

    My kids never got a pair of Jordans not ever. They weren't worth the price of dying for. MJ sat removed while people killed each other in his name. Damn shame.

  • Malcom Flex

    Many of my Uber drivers are African their kids DGAF so tough about shallow American crap they just wanna go to school get a good education and good job not floss like a hood goon.

  • Malcom Flex

    Smart of you not to put your kids in the line of fire over Jordans, bravo.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    I personally find Jordans tacky stylewise and I do not purchase them for my children.

  • the guest

    There's an organization and all they do is donate shoes to third world countries. In America, even our poor can't imagine needing shoes, but there are children in this world that really do NEED something on their feet.

  • ohdearme

    I guess donating money for medicine and/or food would take away from the popularity of his shoes? Check, got it.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Leave the africans alone! Americans only go over there with their stolen money trying to make a public image of "philanthropy"/being cultured . Thankfully the more developed nations and ppl carry AKs & don't really want random foreigners traversing their land. It is as though some nations have learned from the transatlantic slave trade the waste in Africa that outsiders create ... outsiders call it xenophobia when the Africans won't allow foreigners to mix in with them-- but it sounds like they are learning to protect themselves from the colonizers

  • Goodii2Shoes

    They wear Jordans tho...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The defective shoes chile.... one heel the other heel missing chile..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7b7e9e64c015db21a32670fe90a9be72fad66e1d97eee0a42703cb552af135c.gif

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Steal their music & gift them with shoes? Steal their culture? So u can come up with “clothing” ideas....this guy is annoying
    ^^^^^^

    U got it.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    It's sickening how people criticize what someone is doing to help another person out.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Leave the africans alone!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    What ARE you talking about??? Did you not read and digest my post?? Please read again. Nothing I said above in any form or fashion was a slight to African people...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    rofl lololol

  • Trace da Ace

    dont nobody want them fugly ass shoes!!! Hell they probably sold them shits on the internet and made coins off of that...nobody checking for yeezy's like that...nerp! And for real...if he was doing this out of the kindness of his heart, then why feel the need to post it?? Charity does not need to be publicized....just saying....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I got my degree from an accredited college in Miami.

  • nomika brown

    Agree totally who gives a damn about sneakers when you are hungry and in need of clean water

  • HelloToni

    That was nice...I'm pretty sure they could use shoes.

  • Reina1718

    Yesss

  • Allihave2say

    My daughter's had Keds, Buster Brown's, Saddle Shoes etc. Waste of money for Jordans we did not do.

  • Allihave2say

    MF I was disgusted that MJ sat quietly enriching himself while black, latino and poverty ridden children were killing each other trying to be like Mike. He disgusts me to this very day.

    We taught our daughters that practical investments last longer than the trends. As adults they can buy what they can afford. As parents our duty was to protect.

  • Lukwago Baker

    Sandra, point of information: It is not Nairobi, Kenya. He gave the shoes to children in an orphanage in Uganda, in a district called Masulita accompanied by his wife Kim. The President of Uganda gave him his Presidential Helicopter to travel to Masulita from where he was in Jinja, about 93km away.