"At times when I needed that push, I watched somebody be fierce, and be an artist, and be unabashed, and be out there, and it was inspiring", Lathan, 38, told TIME of his admiration for West.
Adidas is standing behind Kanye West after the rapper described slavery as a choice. From a 30 minute rant at one of his concerts to his support for #President Donald Trump, you can say controversy just seems to follow him wherever he goes. "Like, you was there for 400 years and it's all y'all?" "You was there for 400 years and it's all of y'all".
Lathan's impassioned response became viral internet history - almost 1.2 million people viewed his take-down of West on Twitter.
Since West signed with Adidas, Powell said Nike and other rivals have also signed more deals with non-athletes. "Do you but remember the life that I live is as a real person".
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Legend went out of his way to have a genuine conversation with West about his public image without making any attacks on Kanye himself. "Just the ability to do what no one said you could do".
Lathan continued: "But there is fact, and real-world, real-life effect behind everything that you just said. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice", West said. It was Lathan who challenged West by responding, "I actually don't think you're thinking anything". The company plans to talk with West about the matter, he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings but said its sales were hit by the strength of the euro. "And my grandmother's grandma, who was a slave", he said. "I get that I'm a small fish in the ocean, but on my platform I feel like it's important to make a statement". West's recent pro-Trump discourse began on Saturday when he tweeted support for African-American conservative commentator Candace Owens, who does not believe in police brutality or the existence of oppression in her own community. T.I. attempts to explain to Kanye that his words have hurt many people who have been negatively affected by Trump.
"You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him", West wrote in another tweet later that day.
His whole thing is that we're choosing to be enslaved by choosing to listen to the media outlets, we're letting people influence our thoughts, influence the way we do things, and I think that's what he meant. Therefore, I do not agree with Kanye's statement.