Kanye West took time to sit down with Good Morning America for an exclusive interview. And fresh from cutting ties with GAP, he shared his plans to open a Yeezy store in Atlanta.
Last week the billionaire rapper publicly separated from popular retailer GAP. The termination of the 10-year partnership comes after claims the retailer breached its contract to sell Yeezy Gap.
GAP brand president and CEO Mark Breitbard commented on the separation: “Simply put...while we share a vision, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
But in a now-deleted Instagram post, West announced, “We are going to open a Yeezy stores worldwide starting in Atlanta.”
“Who would be best to open it? I’ll buy the land and or building. Then we gonna open up in every state and then internationally. Anyone who has over 10 years retail experience and is ready to change the world post your Instagram handle or store location in the comments and we’ll find you.”
Ye has also worked with popular athletic brand Adidas since 2016. But the “Dark Fantasy” rapper didn’t appreciate the release of Adidas Adilette 22 sandals.
“It was all kind of a disregard for the voice of something that I co-created. I co-created the product at Adidas. I co-created the product at Gap,” West said.
The Adidas sandals that resembled Ye’s Yeezy slides were an eye opener for the rapper.
“We had to level up. Really show ‘em who’s the new boss in town, that I’m the boss of me. I’m no longer just the man ridin’ atop the polo horse.”
The full interview with Linsey Davis and GMA airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. on Hulu.