Have you heard Kanye West’s new song “Facts” yet? Hit the play button above, and you’ll hear that it sounds more like a Nike diss track than a new single.
For starters, the song’s hook is, “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.” And then there are blunt lines like, “If Nike ain’t have Drizzy, man they wouldn’t have nothin’, woo!/If Nike ain’t have Don C, man they wouldn’t have nothin’, ooh!” and “Nike, Nike treat employees just like slaves/Gave LeBron a billi’ not to run away (Yo!)”
Meanwhile, Ye—who is at this point adidas’ most famous endorser—big ups two adidas athletes when he raps, “James Harden, Swaggy P runnin’ up the budget.”
Naturally, reporters asked LeBron about all this today. But while he’s aware of it, King James has yet to listen to the song. Here’s what LeBron had to say on the matter, via Cleveland.com:
James’ response: “We don’t look upon nobody on our side, we just try to put the best athletes that we can out on the floor every night.
“And Phil Knight’s greatest saying is ‘always listen to the heart of the athlete listen to the words of the athlete,'” James continued. “And that’s all it’s about, nothing else.”
“Obviously I’m going to side with Nike no matter who it is,” James said. “It’s just, it’s family when you talk about Nike, and I’m always on their side no matter what the situation is.”