Sunday, November 24, 2013
Kanye West knows s**t ?
Rapper Kanye West recently criticised Zappos' products. During a podcast the outspoken rap star recalled a meeting with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh when he was told he was nit focused enough. West was less than pleased with the advice and claimed Zappo sold s**t product to everybody.
Taking the criticism in good part Zappo’s responded with good humour launching a new item, called s**t product, for sale on Zappos website. In the ad, which features a toilet bowl complete with a plunger and toilet paper, the CEO jokes, "Interested in buying s**t product? You've come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell s**t products to everybody!"
Poking further fun at West, he also refers to the rapper's Watch the Throne album and N**gas in Paris single titles, adding, "This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you're number 1 or number 2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris." The faux item features photographs of the toilet from different angles and an instructional video on how to use the product. The page even comes complete with "customer reviews," including one that takes a swipe at West's infamous onstage incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to protest her win. It says, "Yo Zappos! Imma let you finish... but this is the best S**t product of all time!"
The rapper splashed the cash during a recent visit to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, Calif., recently and bought some ladies shoes. Many think these were a gift for his fiancé Kim Kardashian who also owns a shoe company, Shoedazzle which sells very similar products to Zappos.