Ma$e takes to TikTok on Tuesday (August 2) and posts a video claiming Kanye West sent him a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red Octobers.” However, the shoes that Ma$e displayed to his 82,000 followers on TikTok, and shared to his 283,000 followers on Instagram, were in fact the 2009 Luis Vuitton Don’s. West collaborated with the luxury brand to come up with design years ago.
Ma$e says in the video “My billionaire son Kanye, n-gga, gave me these right here,” Bragging as he goes on. “Red Octobers, man. I got a billionaire son, man. Stop playing with me, man. I got my Yeezy from Yeezy, man. I might make a song right now. You know I talk crazy in my Yeezys!”
Check out the video below:
Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red Octobers”
The sneakers that Ma$e thought he received, The Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red Octobers,” were sold out after only seconds of the exclusive drop on Nike’s official website in February 2014. Those sneakers that were only released once as a surprise now go for $16,000 resale.
Kanye’s Admiration Wasn’t Always Reciprocated BY Ma$e
Though they weren’t the sneakers that Ma$e wanted, as we witnessed how much he loved them firsthand across multiple social media platforms, Kanye gifting Ma$e a pair of any shoes came as no surprise. Kanye as always admired Ma$e as one of his all-time favorite rappers, even admitting to it on many occasions. Ma$e however, didn’t always feel the same love for Kanye.
Ma$e made his feelings toward Ye apparent in 2020 when he spoke about “Devil in a Dress,” the single on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He accused Ye of hypocrisy on social media.
“#kanyewest much of what you are feeling has been expressed before,” he wrote on Instagram. “But when I was saying it, the same system and mindset that you are fighting against today, used you to shame me for leaving the very same system!
“#Remember, your famous line ‘Don’t leave when you hot [that’s how Mase screwed up]’? I know today you may see it very differently so… You owe me (and my family) a public #apology and then some, if anyone owes you one. For alluding to the fact that me following God at the height of my career was a bad decision.”
Kanye replied to Ma$e on Twitter saying “Ma$e is right about that line. I always felt funny about that line … Ma$e is one of my favorite rappers and I based a lot of my flows off of him … I’m the king of ‘ooh can I get away with this bars’ so I reap what I sow when the next generation does the same to me.”