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Kanye West talks beef with Nike and almost cutting Nick Minaj’s verse from ‘Monster’


Superstar Chicago emcee/producer Kanye West has made the media rounds as of late, leaving each outlet visited with memorable interviews (and rants) to keep the public talking for weeks.

During his explosive interview with Sway Calloway, Kanye spoke in part about his beef with Nike and compared the success of his Air Yeezys with Nicki Minaj’s standout verse on his track “Monster” from his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album:

It was like that moment when I thought about taking Nicki’s verse off of “Monster” because I knew people would say that was the best verse on the best Hip Hop album of all time or arguably top ten albums of all time. And I would do all that work, eight months of work on “Dark Fantasy” and people to this day would say to me ’My favorite thing was Nicki Minaj’s verse.’ So if I let my ego get the best of me instead of letting that girl get the shot to get that platform to be all she could be, I would take it off or marginalize her, try to stop her from having that shining moment… as disruptive as that Nicki Minaj “Monster” verse was, it’s how disruptive the Yeezys were. People hadn’t felt that feeling since the Jordan’s.

Kanye then went on to allude that he and right hand man Don C. are the main reasons that Air Jordan’s are still popular, and accuses Nike CEO Mark Parker of delaying the “Red October” Yeezy’s for release.

The “Bound 2” rapper, who recently forged an alliance with Adidas also went on to add “I’mma put Mark Parker all on that summer jam screen.”


  1. nastinupe on December 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    And so the hater comes out. Wow. I’m sure that Jay-Z knew that he got murdered by Em but left that on the Blueprint. It’s art, you can’t just go and change it like that. Especially when it’s good art and you know it.

  2. bman on December 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Kanye, the black Zoolander………