Months after Kanye West had people bidding thousands for a pair of his Air Yeezy II sneakers, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is now hinting at his own Nike kicks dropping in the near future.
An unexpected Gucci Mane tweet Sunday (February 17) afternoon has left people scrambling to find out if the hype is real.
Gucci Mane hopped on Twitter this afternoon to announce that he has his own sneaker dropping called the “Air Guwaps.” Gucci has a song titled “Big Guwap” featuring Young Scooter on his latest mixtape Trap God 2, and now, it looks like he’s taking it a step further with the release of his “Air Guwaps” sneaker. Could this really be happening? And does the #JUSTDOIT hashtag suggest that Nike could be partnering with him on it? Seems doubtful, but hey, crazier things have happened. (Complex)
Earlier this month, Kanye West’s latest Nike kicks sold for nearly $100,000 in conjunction with a Hurricane Sandy Relief auction.
As it was previously announced, Re/Create and a number of celebrities aimed to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy by auctioning off a number of personal items. Amongst the celebrities and items put up for auction were Julianne Moore‘s special effects breast-plate from the forthcoming remake of Carrie, a vintage Miu Miu dress from Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway‘s wardrobe, a Marc Jacobs Mini Stam Bag, signed Kate Moss book, a bottle of RC Reserve Syrah from Roman Coppola, and a signed pair of Kanye West’s Air Yeezy II. It can now be confirmed that the winning bid for the aforementioned sneakers from the always-buzzed-about artist fetched a whopping $98,900 USD via eBay. It seems that “watching the throne” isn’t nearly as enjoyable as owning a piece for some individuals. (Hype Beast)
Reports of a $90,000 bid for the Air Yeezy 2 kicks circulated online in mid-June.
Bidding for one pre-ordered pair of Kanye West’s Air Yeezy 2 sneakers have reached $90,100 on eBay. Though hip hop artist, Kanye West, has been wearing the shoes for months, the official release date for the Nike shoes is June 9, 2012. They retail for $245. (ABC News)
Last summer, music producer Dow Jones hit up SOHH and boasted about snagging a pair of the hard-to-find sneakers.
“Oh yeah, I’ve been a Nike child since day one, man,” Dow told SOHH when asked if he indeed is a sneaker head. “Henny is more into those fly shoes with the tips but I’m definitely rocking with that street wear. Look for us to do some commercials with Nike in the future. That’s what we’re working on now. Nike has always been a way of life, it’s not always just Jordans, man. … the Air Yeezys are perfect. They’re like pillows for your feet, man. That’s why you see them reselling for a couple stacks. It’s well put together. — Ye takes the time to do things right when he’s putting his name on something and that’s the same thing that we live by.” (SOHH)