Last week was full of shoe deals: Drake signed a deal with Jordan and Kanye signed a deal with Adidas.
Big rappers are making strides in the footwear industry, but can they sell more shoes than athletes? This was the question that sparked a debate on ESPN’s Sports Nation between hosts Marcellus Wiley, Max Kellerman and their guest 2 Chainz during their “T.R.U. or Not T.R.U” segment.
The 36-year-old College Park rapper defended rappers by saying this:
“Let me tell you something, man. Rap is all year round; we not seasonal,” 2 Chainz stated. “You got football season, and you got basketball season, and you got baseball season. It ain’t no Hip-Hop season.”
The truth lies in the months ahead, pictures have been released of the Jordan/Drake collab shoes but we still haven’t seen what Kanye and Adidas have up their sleeve.
Do you think rappers like Kanye and Drake can sell as many shoes as top NBA stars like Kobe and Lebron? Let us know in the comment section below?
Lupita Nyong’o Slams Magazine For Editing Out Her Kinks & Coils
When will these magazines learn…
Lupita Nyong’o just checked Grazia UK for brazenly altering her hair to remove any trace of kink, coil or wave. The magazine had invited the stunning actress to grace the cover of their November issue, but when the photo hit the ‘net there was one thing missing … Nyong’o’s natural ponytail.
In a lengthy IG post, Lupita let’s them have it, stating in part, “Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”
Read the full post below:
As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.
For their part, Grazia apologized, essentially blaming the photographer.
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