Kanye West Says Michael Jordan Still Bothered About “Jumpman” Diss

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MJ didn’t forget about Yeezy’s bar.

Kanye West has made a habit in his career of igniting beef with people, and reaching out to rectify it years later. Whether it be Taylor SwiftDrake or a good chunk of other mega celebrities, Ye’s tone with them tends to change over the years.

As the Drink Champs dropped the “Part 2” to their headline-making Kanye West interview at midnight ET (Nov. 12), Ye gave several more soundbites for his fans to lose their minds about. Included in that was his relationship with Michael Jordan, who Kanye says is rocky because of his nearly six year old song “Facts.”

In the notorious song, Ye is feeling himself as he spits the bar “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman,” as if to say his Adidas Yeezy brand is more successful than MJ’s Jordan brand.

In the Drink Champs interview, at around the 32-minute mark, Ye gave insight on Mike’s disapproval of the diss: “[Michael] Jordan still won’t meet with me. I’m trying to meet with Michael Jordan. I’m like, ‘It’s a song, man.’ Michael Jordan said this thing like, ‘Why y’all acting like Virgil [Abloh] made me hot? These shoes is hot.”

Ye says that Jordan is irked that people only flock to Jordans nowadays because their Virgil Abloh style sneakers, as if MJ didn’t revolutionize the shoe industry in the 1980s and 90s. 

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Ye is a big fan of collaboration, as he emphasizes that he likes to work outside the framework of his Adidas partnership. He explains that while he is signed to Gap and Adidas, he is free to meet with other people and rep other brands, saying he likes to wear Nike socks.

Watch what Kanye had to say about MJ below, as he also spoke about Drake‘s relationship with Nike. (32 minute mark)

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