Kanye West Speaks About ‘Billion-Dollar Yeezy’ Empire + More In New ‘Forbes’ Interview

Kanye West attends the Nas "Nasir" Album Listening Session on June 14

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“I am a product guy at my core” – Kanye West.


Kanye West opens up about his billion-dollar Yeezy fortune in new Forbes interview. 


Mr. West graces the August 2019 cover of Forbes Magazine. He speaks about his Yeezy brand, and refers to it as the “Lamborghini of shoes.”


He says, “my mom took me to see Akira when I was really young, and the shapes, the color palettes, and the general mood of the film had always been a big inspiration for Yeezy,” West told Forbes. “And going to auto shows with my dad. The first time I saw a white Lamborghini Countach in real life, I remember the guy told me I couldn’t even touch the car. I was obsessed with this car as a child. There’s a little bit of Lamborghini in everything I do.”


According to Forbes, Adidas Yeezy is projected to top $1.5 billion in 2019, and Kanye owns 100 percent of the brand.


Check out the full Forbes interview here.