In a recent interview, Young Thug spoke about a wide range of topics including how his relationship with Kanye West got started, and how he received a pair of Yeezys from Mr. West- although Kanye had to buy them from a reseller on eBay.
Young Thug didn’t specify exactly which Yeezys Kanye bought for him, but we already know the price had to be in the four-figure range.
“[Kanye] didn’t have a phone for like three or four years,” Young Thug says. “When I first met him, I went to his house and he was like, ‘We gotta keep in touch; here’s my email.’ But he came on tour with Travis Scott and me. [Kanye] said he has a phone now because he has a wife. So he had to get a phone. But he called me Bob Marley. We [were] backstage at one of the tour dates at the Staples Center in L.A. and Kanye was backstage. He had a Beats Pill and was like, ‘I wanna hear all of your music in the world that’s not out.’ So I was letting him hear all the music. Then he said I was like Bob Marley and he wanted to do an album with me. I was like, ‘Let’s roll!’ He’s a fan. So that leads back to me saying fans are the main reason you stay motivated and become who you want to be. Kanye is like my brother, but he’s a real fan. He bought me some Yeezys and went on eBay to get them for me. That’s motivation.”
It’s worth noting, the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boosts which released just last weekend for $200 are already going for roughly $1,000 on eBay. Shit is bananas.
When Kanye is forced to hit the secondary market for his own sneakers, that’s when you know the game done changed. The game done changed.