No one really understood the point Kanye West was trying to make when he told Jimmy Kimmel that leather jogging pants were his idea. To many it was just another rant. It was Kanye being Kanye. But when he sat down with New York’s 92.3 NOW (a Radio.com station) yesterday (Nov. 25), Kanye explained that the root to his perceived anger comes from repeated bouts of frustration with those in the fashion industry.
“When I had the opportunity to work with Nike, what I asked them to do is create a small facility for me to be able to continue to create and allow me to get royalties off of what I created,” Kanye explained. “They said, ‘No. We won’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete.’ I said, ‘What about the Yeezys?’ They said, ‘We don’t care about that.’”