Kanye West Wants Adidas to Allow Him to Wear Jordans Again

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 07: Steven Smith and Kanye West speak on stage at the "Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson" at the on November 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

Kanye West may have his own line of super successful Yeezy shoes, but he still daydreams about wearing a fresh pair of Air Jordans.

Speaking with Nick Cannon on his Cannon's Class YouTube show, Kanye talked about why he thinks Adidas should add a clause to his contract allowing him to wear Jordans.

"Man, I was just thinking, in my Adidas contract, I definitely should be able to wear Jordans," he said while reminiscing on dope outfits he used to see in Atlanta. "Jordans need to be part of reparations. You can't tell a Black man not to wear Jordans. Any deal, 'You can wear Jordans.' And also, you can wear your friend's clothes."

As Twitter user Joe Pompliano points out, Yeezy is personally stacking more sneaker money than Michael Jordan. Last year, Kanye was paid around $140 million in royalties from Adidas – $10 million more than MJ earned from Nike.

Guess he really was preaching "Facts" on The Life of Pablo when he rapped, "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman!"

If Ye can ever rock J's again, he may have his own media crew to snap photos of his every step. "I am hiring [paparazzi," he later said. "I'll buy all the paparazzi companies. I wanna pick the exact photos." Cannon added with a laugh, "Billionaire talk right there, ladies and gentlemen."