The tiff between Kanye West and Michael Jordan has ended, with the rapper offering his “love and respect” as an apology to the former superstar.
Wouldn’t you know, this was about shoes? West’s issue, he clarifies, is with Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike and not with Air Jordan himself. West’s Yeezy line of Adidas shoes is very popular and he had called out Nike (as well as James Harden and Nick Young) with the lyric “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman” in “Facts.” (Warning: explicit language.)
The spat managed to find its way onto the NFL awards show Saturday night when Charles Woodson accepted the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Gesturing to the Jordans on his feet, he said: “I heard Yeezy say that Adidas jumped over Jumpman, but if they did, then WHAT ARE THOOOSE?”
Jordan’s son, Marcus, even got into the dust-up, defending dear old dad.
There may be peace between West and Jordan, but Puma is another matter, especially when it comes to West’s step-sister-in-law.
By the way, this isn’t the first time West has had Jordan on the brain. In December 2013, he lamented the fact that Jordan ever was a member of the Washington Wizards in a concert at Chicago’s United Center.
“We shoulda never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards
We shoulda never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards
We shoulda never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
Why did that happen? Why did that happen?”