Kanye West creates another fake newspaper front page to announce the ‘death’ of Adidas CEO

Kanye West posted and deleted a fake New York Times newspaper that falsely claimed Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted had ‘died’ at 60.

The rapper wrote the caption: ‘I’m not here to be liked I’d you don’t like it leave’ [sic]he said.

Just weeks prior, Kanye, 45, blasted Kasper for ‘blatant copying’ of his Yeezy slides after Adidas unveiled their Adilette slides.

Last week it was revealed that Kasper is leaving Adidas in 2023, after working with the brand since 2016.

In early August, Kanye posted another fake NY Times newspaper front page announcing the ‘death’ of Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian’s relationship – after they had split.

The latest: Kanye West posted and deleted a fake New York Times newspaper that falsely claimed Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted had ‘died’ at 60

He later reposted it and put a new caption: ‘God loves Us;’ it is still up on his Instagram page.

Last week, Adidas announced Kasper was leaving the company in 2023; he started with the brand in 2016, according to CNBC.

His contract with the company was set to end in 2026; Kasper and Adidas did not elaborate on why he was leaving before the contract ran out.

He will stay in the role until a successor has been appointed.

Yikes: The rapper wrote the caption: 'I'm not here to be liked I'd you don't like it leave' [sic], he said.  Just weeks prior, Kanye, 45, blasted Kasper for 'blatant copying' of his Yeezy slides after Adidas unveiled their Adilette slides;  seen May 22 in NYC

Yikes: The rapper wrote the caption: ‘I’m not here to be liked I’d you don’t like it leave’ [sic], he said. Just weeks prior, Kanye, 45, blasted Kasper for ‘blatant copying’ of his Yeezy slides after Adidas unveiled their Adilette slides; seen May 22 in NYC

Back: He later reposted it and put a new caption: 'God loves Us;'  it is still up on his Instagram page

Back: He later reposted it and put a new caption: ‘God loves Us;’ it is still up on his Instagram page

Soon after, Kanye posted a snap of Daniel Cherry, who is the SVP/General Manager of Adidas.

He wrote in the caption: ‘I’m a nice person but I’m starting to feel like not being nice. And don’t try to tell me what gang you used to role with in Philly this time.’

Earlier this month – after nearly a decade of collaborating together, Kanye fired a shot at Adidas for ‘blatant copying’ of his Yeezy slides.

Wow: Soon after, Kanye posted a snap of Daniel Cherry, who is the SVP/General Manager of Adidas

Wow: Soon after, Kanye posted a snap of Daniel Cherry, who is the SVP/General Manager of Adidas

West fired a direct shot at Kasper, stating, ‘To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more.’

‘To all sneaker culture To every ball player rapping or even if you work at the store This is for everyone who wants to express themselves but feel they can’t cause they’ll loose their contract or be called crazy,’ he continued.

‘Bravery is not being afraid. Bravery is overcoming your fear for your truth. This Ye with the blue paint on my face,’ he added.

Earlier this month: West fired a direct shot at Kasper, stating, 'To Kasper I'm not standing for this blatant copying no more;'  Kasper seen March 14, 2018

Earlier this month: West fired a direct shot at Kasper, stating, ‘To Kasper I’m not standing for this blatant copying no more;’ Kasper seen March 14, 2018

‘These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I’m not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me. Happy Monday,’ West concluded.

West and Adidas’ apparel and shoe deal was first announced in December 2013, with the first collection dropping in February 2015.

That line included his first shoe dubbed Yeezy Boosts, which were limited to just 9,000 pairs available only in New York City… which sold out in 10 minutes.

Adidas first unveiled their new Adilette slides earlier this month, which will retail at $55, and the 45-year-old rapper is none too happy about it.

Fake Yeezys: Earlier this month, Kanye took to Instagram, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, 'fake Yeezys'

Fake Yeezys: Earlier this month, Kanye took to Instagram, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, ‘fake Yeezys’

Real Yeezys: The real Yeezys slides Kanye West sold through his deal with Adidas

Real Yeezys: The real Yeezys slides Kanye West sold through his deal with Adidas

West took to Instagram, blasting the shoe company and CEO Kasper Rorstad for the slides, which he dubbed, ‘fake Yeezys.’

‘THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now,’ West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant signed a six-year deal with Adidas before he was drafted straight out of high school in 1996, but Bryant bought himself out of his Adidas contract in 2002.

Hint: 'THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on.  Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now,' West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end

Hint: ‘THIS IS YE driving down the same street Kobe passed on. Maybe I feel that Mamba spirit right now,’ West began, possibly hinting his deal with Adidas is coming to an end

After waiting a whole year as part of his opt-out clause, he signed a new deal with Nike in 2003, where he remained for the rest of his career.

It’s unclear if Adidas or Rorstad plan on responding publicly to West’s post, though they have stuck by his side in the past.

Back in 2018, when West made controversial comments about slavery being a ‘choice,’ Rorstad defended West.

‘Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy and has been a fantastic creator, and that’s where I’m going to leave it. I’m not going to comment on every comment he or anyone else is making,’ Rorstad said in a Bloomberg interview in May 2018.

Disrespect: 'These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent.  This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I'm not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me.  Happy Monday,' West concluded

Disrespect: ‘These shoes represent the disrespect that people in power have to the talent. This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I’m not talking to DC about this either Kasper come talk to me. Happy Monday,’ West concluded

The fake newspaper post comes weeks after his original one he shared after ex wife Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson – which he dubbed Skete – came to an end.

He posted it two days after Kim and Pete split.

‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28,’ – a celebration of Pete’s dead relationship status with Kim, 41, rather than 28-year-old Pete’s life status.

Brutal: The fake newspaper post comes weeks after his original one he shared after ex wife Kim Kardashian's relationship with Pete Davidson - which he dubbed Skete - came to an end

Brutal: The fake newspaper post comes weeks after his original one he shared after ex wife Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson – which he dubbed Skete – came to an end

Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed for divorce in February 2021; she was declared legally single in March 2022.

Kim and Pete were first linked on October 2021.

Kanye had been trying to win his wife – who he shares four children with – and famously took a shot at Pete when he buried a replica of him alive and beheaded him in a new music video for his song Easy.

The musician presented a series of graphic depictions via clay animation aimed at the Saturday Night Live personality in March.

All over: Kim and Pete announced their shock split after a nine month romance and Kanye has been called out for talking about his disdain for Pete in the past;  seen May 2, 2022 at the Met Gala in NYC at the Metropolitan Museum

All over: Kim and Pete announced their shock split after a nine month romance and Kanye has been called out for talking about his disdain for Pete in the past; seen May 2, 2022 at the Met Gala in NYC at the Metropolitan Museum

The way they were: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed documents to be recognized as legally single in December following their split and she and Pete were first linked the October before (pictured in 2019)

The way they were: Kim and Kanye married in 2014 but she filed documents to be recognized as legally single in December following their split and she and Pete were first linked the October before (pictured in 2019)

He also took a shot at Kid Cudi again with the mock up newspaper, writing at the bottom of it: ‘I know what you’re thinking… who is Kasper? but even less importantly who is Kid Cudi?’

For the Skete post, Kanye took a jab at Kid Cudi and wrote ‘Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.’

This is in reference to Kid Cudi cutting his headline set at Rolling Loud shorts on July 22 due to people throwing bottles at him. He filled in for Kanye at the last minute but then Kanye turned up later anyway and performed.

Kanye, who goes by the name of Ye was close friends with Cudi since the mid 2010s and while they’ve had a rocky friendship, they were said to have fallen out again this year due to his friendship with Pete.

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