Zappos.com is poo-pooing Kanye West’s complaints.
“It’s true,” Zappos tweeted, and then linked to a special page designed specifically with Kanye in mind. “Zappos.com Gear S— Product” it said, with an image of a toilet and plunger. The text was filled with Kanye references, which we’ve annotated with links.
“Interested in buying sh-t product? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell sh-t products to everybody! This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you’re #1 or #2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris.”
In the interview, West went on a tirade in which he said he feels like the protagonist of “12 Years a Slave” when he tries to branch out into retail and fashion. He said he had a blowup with the head of Zappos, apparently referrring to CEO Tony Hsieh.
“I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on,” West told Ellis. “Meanwhile, he sells all this s— product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling s— product.”
Typing “Kanye West” into Zappos’s search window leads to the toilet page, which carries a $100,000 price tag.