Kanye West Rumors
Q: People started boycotting New Balance after the company seemed to voice support for Trump. Kanye West recently said he would’ve voted for Trump if he had voted. Would you still wear Yeezys? Iman Shumpert: I understand people’s stance on Trump. I can’t get caught up in the racial, sexist bullshit he’s got going on. That’s his personal thing, ya dig? But I just don’t think he can make anything shake like that. He not finna start no civil war out here. I do think he’s crazy—straight up. I think he did that stuff to get people to think he’s willing to shake it up. But did I vote for him? No. The other stuff that comes with him, I can’t get with. But now that he’s here, I’m not finna drag my feet. I gotta work here, at least until the offseason, if I wanna go get a crib in the Islands.
“People do that at concerts,” Willie Cauley-Stein said of West’s tirade. “But he could have done that and still done his set. But the way he did it, I don’t know. Kanye is dead to me. I’ll probably never support him again. I’ll probably never listen to another song.” Several players expressed their confusion on social media. Ticketmaster is refunding patrons. “It was one of the craziest things I’ve seen in entertainment ever,” Anthony Tolliver said. “Literally, people were speechless because they didn’t know what to think. I still don’t know why he left. I still don’t understand after his rant, after his talk, what does that have to do with you performing?”
Cauley-Stein was in no mood to give West another chance. He ended up wasting a Saturday night. “I thought it was obviously super (messed) up,” Cauley-Stein said. “I knew dudes that spent all day trying to get tickets to go, so they wasted a day getting tickets. I just thought it was dumb. He wasted all of our time trying to spread a message that’s a bad message.”
The MTV Video Music Awards was televised Sunday night from Madison Square Garden, and once you finish your diatribe about how like MTV doesn’t even play videos anymore, man, you can learn about how the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert appeared in Kanye West’s video for Fade, which he premiered during the show last night. The video stars an oiled up and barely clothed Teyana Taylor performing a Flashdance-esque dance to the song, and concludes with Shumpert, who is Taylor’s fiancé, joining her in the shower. Then Taylor transforms into a lion and she and Shumpert hold their child among a flock of sheep.
Starting today, shoppers will be able to purchase items from NBA player John Wall’s closet. The Washington Wizards point guard has collaborated with The Real Real on an online flash sale, which runs through June 14. Wall is selling two pairs of Kanye West for Louis Vuitton limited-edition sneakers, pieces from Adidas Y-3, limited-edition Nike hoodies, pieces from Christian Louboutin, Givenchy and more.