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Sneakerheads accuse Adidas-endorsed Stormzy of wearing fake Yeezys

November 14, 2017

Why would a guy paid by Adidas wear fakes?

There’s two things grime kingpin Stormzy doesn’t take lightly –  his music, which has ascended him to the upper echelons of grime royalty in both his native UK and abroad, and, apparently, his shoes (or ‘creps,’ if you want to be real English about it).

After his performance at the 2017 MTV EMAs, Stormzy was taken to task by high-profile ADIDAS leaker and all-around sneakerhead collective Yeezy Mafia for allegedly wearing fake Yeezy Boosts 350 V2s, a shoe that hasn’t been released yet. Stormzy didn’t take too kindly to this, even when Yeezy Mafia allowed that if he were wearing fakes, “Stormzy probably didn’t know since fakes are really accurate nowadays”:

Worth noting: Stormzy is a paid endorser of Adidas products, so why Yeezy Mafia was so convinced it would be out of the realm of possibility that he would have an early pair of Yeezys is anyone’s guess.

Whoa. Stormzy REALLY doesn’t like being accused of wearing fake shoes. His tweets concerning the allegedly-counterfeit creps have since been deleted, but a tweet from Adidas’ marketing VP should put the matter to rest:

Our advice to the Stormzy skeptics? Let’s let the big man say it for us:

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