Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s signature is worth nearly $100,000, especially on a pair of Air Yeezy 2 sneakers as they sold for a couple thousand dollars shy in a recent Hurricane Sandy benefit auction.
According to reports, Ye’s Air Yeezy 2 kicks and other special celebrity goodies were auctioned off to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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)
G.O.O.D. Music’s Hit-Boy admitted he did not yet have his own set around the kicks’ release last summer.
“Man, [Kanye] told me he was going to give me some, but I didn’t really press the issue. So I don’t have none as of now,” Hit-Boy said in an interview when asked about getting laced with a pair. “[$90,000 eBay bid?] Yeah, I know. That was ridiculous, right?” (Vulture)
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 year, 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)