UK artist Stormzy’s sneaker plugs came into question recently when the YEEZY Mafia questioned the authenticity of his new kicks.
When performing at the recent 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards the Grime rapper was spotted rocking the yet to be released “Beluga 2.0” adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2’s. A well respected but yet very unofficial online community of YEEZY stans called The YEEZY Mafia took him task alleging the shoes were fugazi. The Mafia asked another Twitter account YEEZY Busta to confirm the pair was indeed fake.
Naturally Stormzy took offense at the allegation and went off on all who challenged his footwear.
Even ninth season Big Brother cast member Matt McDonald joined in and got fried in the process.
Thankfully an official source chimed in and laid all the fake claims to rest. Jon Wexler, adidas Vice President of Global Entertainment & Influencer Marketing, tweeted that the kicks were indeed real saying “huge shoutout to @Stormzy1 for always showing #teamadidasso much love! #adidasfamily since day 1! Shoes 100% real!”
Regardless of the confirmation the YEEZY Mafia continued on their witch hunt asking European customers who copped the YEEZY Boost 350 V2’s to send in photos to compare sneaker box labeling to Stormzy’s pair.
Stormzy has since deleted all his tweets regarding the bondulu slander. The “Beluga 2.0” adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 are expected to drop in late November.
Via High Snobiety