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Kanye West calls himself ‘the king’ and offers Adidas ’20 percent of sales’ amid feud: ‘I love war’

24-time Grammy winner Kanye ‘Ye’ West continued to openly feud with Adidas in a series of Instastories he posted Thursday night.

The 45-year-old rapper-designer has been working with the German sportswear company since 2013, but now accuses executives of “stealing” his Yeezy design for their “Adilette 22” sandals.

Ye first shared a text message at 4:50 AM that he sent to Torben Schumacher – SVP, Global General Manager Adidas Originals, Basketball & Partnerships.

Trying to take control: 24-time Grammy winner Kanye 'Ye' West continued to publicly argue with Adidas in a series of Instastories he posted Thursday night (photo Thursday)

Trying to take control: 24-time Grammy winner Kanye ‘Ye’ West continued to publicly argue with Adidas in a series of Instastories he posted Thursday night (photo Thursday)

'Fake Yeezys': The 45-year-old rapper designer has partnered with the German sportswear company since 2013, but now accuses executives of 'stealing' his Yeezy design for their 'Adilette 22' sandals

'Fake Yeezys': The 45-year-old rapper designer has partnered with the German sportswear company since 2013, but now accuses executives of 'stealing' his Yeezy design for their 'Adilette 22' sandals

‘Fake Yeezys’: The 45-year-old rapper designer has partnered with the German sportswear company since 2013, but now accuses executives of ‘stealing’ his Yeezy design for their ‘Adilette 22’ sandals

“What time do you send back adidas comments?” West – with 58.4 million followers on social media – early.

“I prefer to communicate directly with Paul.”

The Atlanta-born hip-hop star most likely referred to Paul Bowyer – VP of adidas Originals, Culture Partnerships & Basketball in North America.

Torben replied at 5 a.m.: “I tried to call you before. Can we speak briefly?’

Ye first shared a text message at 4:50 AM to Torben Schumacher - SVP, Global General Manager Adidas Originals, Basketball & Partnerships: 'What time do you send back adidas responses?  I prefer to communicate directly with Paul'

Ye first shared a text message at 4:50 AM to Torben Schumacher - SVP, Global General Manager Adidas Originals, Basketball & Partnerships: 'What time do you send back adidas responses?  I prefer to communicate directly with Paul'

Ye first shared a text message at 4:50 AM to Torben Schumacher – SVP, Global General Manager Adidas Originals, Basketball & Partnerships: ‘What time do you send back adidas responses? I prefer to communicate directly with Paul’

Torben replied at 5 a.m., “I tried to call you before.  Can we speak briefly?'

Torben replied at 5 a.m., “I tried to call you before.  Can we speak briefly?'

Torben replied at 5 a.m., “I tried to call you before. Can we speak briefly?’

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1663916670 261 Kanye West calls himself the king and offers Adidas 20

The Atlanta-born hip-hop star didn’t share his response, but rather condescendingly wrote via Instastory: “Adidas, I’m not speaking to Torben anymore. I am the king. I only speak to the decision makers’

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1663916670 87 Kanye West calls himself the king and offers Adidas 20

But he emphasized, “No property.  As a non-exclusive production and distribution partner'

But he emphasized, “No property.  As a non-exclusive production and distribution partner'

Ye went on to say he was “willing” to give Adidas “20% of sales/royalties/net profit” but emphasized, “No ownership. As a non-exclusive production and distribution partner’

'I love war': West previously ended his 10-year partnership with GAP on September 15 for charging $60-$300 for clothing he wanted to sell for $20

'I love war': West previously ended his 10-year partnership with GAP on September 15 for charging $60-$300 for clothing he wanted to sell for $20

‘I love war’: West previously ended his 10-year partnership with GAP on September 15 for charging $60-$300 for clothing he wanted to sell for $20

Ye did not share his answer, but rather wrote condescendingly via instagram story: ‘Adidas I don’t speak to Torben anymore. I am the king. I only speak to the decision makers.’

West went on to say that he was ‘want to give’ Adidas ‘20% of sales/royalties/net profit’ but stressed out: ‘Not owned. As a non-exclusive production and distribution partner.’

The founder of Donda Academy – who? explained ‘I love war’ – previously ended his 10-year association with GAP on September 15 for asking $60-$300 for clothes he wanted to sell for $20.

“It was a kind of disregard for the voice of something I co-created. I co-created [Yeezy slides] at Adidas,” Ye . told Good morning America on Thursday.

The founder of Donda Academy told GMA/ABC News on Thursday: “We had to level up.  Really show them who's the new boss in town, that I'm the boss of myself.  I'm no longer just the man riding on top of the polo horse'

The founder of Donda Academy told GMA/ABC News on Thursday: “We had to level up.  Really show them who's the new boss in town, that I'm the boss of myself.  I'm no longer just the man riding on top of the polo horse'

The founder of Donda Academy told GMA/ABC News on Thursday: “We had to level up. Really show them who’s the new boss in town, that I’m the boss of myself. I’m no longer just the man riding on top of the polo horse’

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1663916670 912 Kanye West calls himself the king and offers Adidas 20

Ye continued, “I’m not just a mascot in the middle of the games, whipping up the crowd and saying, ‘Hey, wear this, do this’, but you know, just learn financial engineering.” Learn how – learn how to really run a business’

The show must go on!  West just brought in a new producer for his October 3 Yeezy presentation, which will be held during Paris Fashion Week (pictured September 12)

The show must go on!  West just brought in a new producer for his October 3 Yeezy presentation, which will be held during Paris Fashion Week (pictured September 12)

The show must go on! West just brought in a new producer for his October 3 Yeezy presentation, which will be held during Paris Fashion Week (pictured September 12)

‘We had to get to the right level. Really show them who’s the new boss in town, that I’m the boss of myself. I’m no longer just the guy riding on top of the polo horse.

“I’m not just a mascot in the middle of the games, whipping up the crowd and saying, ‘Hey, wear this, do this,’ but you know, just learn financial engineering. Learn how – learn how to really run a business.”

West just brought in a new producer for his October 3 Yeezy presentation, which will take place during Paris Fashion Week.