Kanye West will launch his Yeezy 750 Boost during a simulcast presentation in fifty theaters today at 4pm (Eastern standard time). Tickets for the live stream can be purchased on the rapper’s website. For those who can’t make it to the theaters, the Yeezy sneakers will be available for purchase on Saturday. Even though it was reported only 3,000 pairs of the sneakers would be made available, it is now being reported that 9,000 sneakers will be released for $350 dollars.
Yesterday morning, West was on Ryan Seacrest‘s morning show in order to talk about his new sneakers. The rapper wants people to be patient because more Yeezys will be available eventually. “I just want people to be safe and patient. I know you can run up on this 14-year old kid and take his Yeezys, but just be patient because we’ll make more Yeezys,” West said on Seacrest. He added, “Eventually, everybody who wants to get Yeezys will get Yeezys. Adidas has promised me that because there’s so many kids that wanted them, but couldn’t get them. I talked to the heads at Adidas and they said ‘we can make them.'” The rapper wore the Yeezy 750 Boosts for the first time in public at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Pre-Grammy event. He also wore the sneakers during his solo performance at the Grammy Awards show last Sunday night. West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, posted a photo on social media which showed eight boxes of Yeezys for Jay-Z, Big Sean, P. Diddy, and other celebrities.
Seacrest wouldn’t let West leave the interview without addressing the Beck/Grammy controversy. A more calm and collective West said that he does not feel like he has the right to take away from people’s moments. “Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way,” the rapper told Seacrest. West continued, “The weird thing is, I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is, it’s just a little jolt of truth, right?” He concluded, “Everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being a [expletive] to everyone.” The rapper takes losing a Grammy very seriously, and he compares losing a Grammy to the feeling of getting a divorce. West said that losing the award is just as heartbreaking to him as it would feel to get a divorce, and the Grammy Awards breaks an artist’s heart every year.