Kanye West was name-dropped in a meeting between 15 of Europe’s most powerful executives, which included adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted, and POTUS Donald Trump.
The meeting was part of Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and served to strengthen relations between the U.S. government and companies that had a considerable footprint in America.
Because adidas has a sizeable audience in the United States and aims to continue to close the gap between itself and its longterm sportswear rival, Nike, it made sense for adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted to be there.
When talking with Trump, Rorsted said that adidas had grown 30 percent in the U.S. and that some of the brand’s most famous creators were coming out of the country – Kanye West being one of them. “Kanye West is building one of the most sought after shoes in the world,” said Rorsted, citing the rapper's YEEZY footwear range.
Check out the snippet via TeamKanyeDaily below.
Kanye West, of course, has history with Donald Trump, having famously met the then president-elect at Trump Tower in 2016.
Of the attendees, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn says, “They have invested in our economy. We want them to continue to do so and encourage others to join them.”
Executives from Deloitte and Nestlé were also present at the meeting.
In related news, the Trumps requested a Van Gogh painting for their living quarters but were instead offered a golden toilet.