'Kasper Rørsted also dead at 60': Kanye West posts another FAKE headline, this time targeting Adidas CEO in sick meme
In August, Kanye West posted another fake headline that read 'Skete Davidson dead at Age 28' after Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian split
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kanye West took a shot at Adidas CEO after he posted and deleted a fake The New York Times front page that falsely claimed Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted 'died' at 60. The rapper wrote the caption, "I'm not here to be liked I'd you don't like it leave." The post comes after Adidas announced Kasper, who started with the brand in 2016, was leaving the company in 2023.
Just weeks before, he slammed Kasper for 'blatant copying' of his Yeezy slides after Adidas unveiled their Adilette slides. In early August, Kanye posted another fake NYT front page announcing the 'death' of Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian's relationship after they had split. The headline read, "Skete Davidson dead at Age 28". Kim Kardashian and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed for divorce in February 2021 and was declared legally single in March 2022. Kim and Pete were first linked in October 2021.
Kasper's contract with the company was set to end in 2026. However, it is not clear why Kasper quits Adidas even before the contract ran out. He will stay in the role until a successor has been appointed. Kanye did not stop there, soon after he took another shot at Daniel Cherry, who is the SVP/General Manager of Adidas. He wrote in the caption, "I'm a nice person but I'm starting to feel like not being nice. And don't try to tell me what gang you used to role with in Philly this time." Kanye and Adidas apparel and shoe deal was first announced in December 2013, with the first collection dropping in February 2015. That line included his first shoe dubbed Yeezy Boosts, which were limited to just 9,000 pairs available only in New York City and sold out in 10 minutes. Adidas first unveiled their new Adilette slides earlier this month, which will retail at $55, and the 45-year-old rapper is not too happy about it. West fired a direct shot at Kasper on Instagram, "THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now," West said, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end.
"To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more... To all sneaker culture To every ball player rapper or even if you work at the store This is for everyone who wants to express themselves but feel they can’t cause they’ll loose their contract or be called crazy," he continued.
"Bravery is not being afraid. Bravery is overcoming your fear for your truth. This Ye with the blue paint on my face. These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I’m not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me. Happy Monday," Kanye concluded. Kanye also took a shot at Kid Cudi in the fake front page, writing at the bottom of it: "I know what you're thinking... who is Kasper? but even less importantly who is Kid Cudi?" Kanye, who goes by the name of Ye, was close friends with Cudi since the mid 2010s and while they've had a rocky friendship, they were said to have fallen out again this year due to his friendship with Pete.