Adidas CEO Defends Kanye West

Lyndon Abioye |

The CEO for adidas has spoken out in defense of Kanye West months after the company ditched him following a series of anti-semitic rants.

“I think Kanye West is one of the most creative people in the world. And both in music and what I call street culture. So he’s extremely creative and has together with Adi created a Yeezy line that was very successful,” said adidas CEO Bjørn Gulden.

He continued, “And then as creative people he did some statements which wasn’t that good. And that caused Adi to break the contract and withdraw the product. Very unfortunate because I don’t think he meant what he said and I don’t think he’s a bad person it just came across that way. That meant we lost that business. One of the most successful collabs in history — very said. But again, when you work with third parties that can happen. It’s part of the game. That can happen with an athlete, that can happen with an entertainer. It’s part of the business.”

Adidas dropping the rapper cost Ye his billionaire status but the rapper is reported to be planning a huge return back to the public.

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