Rap artist Wiz Khalifa launched his new sneaker line, the Chuck Taylor All-Star Wiz Khalifa Collection, at The Foot Action store in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday. The shoe release came on the heels of his #1 Album, Blacc Hollywood, which you can download on iTunes.
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Music tycoon Kanye West bailed on Nike following a dispute over royalties. In a recent interview with New York’s HOT 97, Kanye explained:
“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 SKU — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye?” And rightfully so, Kanye replied: “I need royalties.”
In that same interview Kanye announced his partnership deal with Nike’s rival, Adidas. Well, it seems Nike had a surplus of Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” shoes left over from Kanye’s contract.
The streets have been buzzing about sports footwear giants Nike and Adidas signing rappers (Drake and Kanye West) to exclusive partnership deals. Neither Drake nor Kanye seem to be athletically inclined. In fact, both men lean toward the Metrosexual side of the fashion aisle. Kanye kept the buzz going last night by announcing a release date for his new Kanye West x Adidas shoe line.
Friend of the blog Keyshia Cole held a meet and greet for her KC for Steve Madden shoe line at the Steve Madden store at Lenox Square Mall yesterday.
Keyshia looked great wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a black midriff baring top. Keyshia told lifestyle blogger Tami of Talkingwithtami.com she styled herself and designed her Steve Madden KC Suppa leopard print booties that she wore to the event, which retail for $189. The line of excited Keyshia fans stretched down the length of the mall.