Kanye West 在上周末于纽约 Madison Square Garden 举行「The Yeezus Tour」演唱会，并照板煮碗在演唱会中段发表「讲话」，这次的讲话内容围绕时装设计师 Hedi Slimane，以及盛传将结束合作关系的运动品牌 Nike。较早前曾经有消息传出本来与 Kanye West 份属好友的 Hedi Slimane 因为禁止对方出席其他设计师的发布会，而导致二人关系决裂，今次 Kanye West 就藉著演唱会开腔回应。
“Now I know y’all don’t know who the fuck Hedi Slimane is, but let me explain to you who he is. He was once a friend of mine…And I used to wear his tight ass jeans when I was on tour and get called names for it… [He was] somebody who actually had a vision and was not put in a position of power. Cuz I’m telling you, my friend, they be sellin’ you bullshit. And Hedi Slimane was a guy who didn’t serve no bullshit…But a God to recognize another God. But a God needs to recognize another God. So when he told me you can come to my show, but you can’t come to see Phoebe and you can’t come to see Riccardo, that was odd. He tried to control me! He tried to tell me where I could go!
此外，原定于今年 10 月推出的 Air Yeezy II 「Red October」配色设计亦盛传因为 Kanye West 与厂商意见不及而流产，对此 Kanye West 亦有作出回应。