Nipsey Hussle Takes Legal Action Over 'Unauthorised' Colab
The sneaker in question is the Crip-inspired Classic Nylon we featured yesterday. While we questioned the motives behind Reebok releasing a Rollin 60s pair when their work with Kendrick centred on unity, a new YG colab coloured red for the Piru Bloods, and released alongside a song called ‘Su Woo’, seemed to even things out. However, given this tweet from Hussle, the whole project could get canned.
Hussle would also like everyone to know that legal action was not an idle threat, expounding on his qualms with Reebok and their use of his name to profit off Crip iconography.
I don’t make Threats. I stated a Fact. You Don’t reproduce Trademarked Logos (CRENSHAW...ALL MONEY IN NIPSEY HUSSLE) without a contract. That’s jus business. @Reebok HAS NO CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT IN ANY FORM. And they are profiting from LA GANG CULTURE (THATS NOT FOR SALE) BY ME https://t.co/gxwyL1ucSV— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) February 14, 2018
Reebok are yet to respond, and so far the sneakers are still set to release on February 17. We’ll let you know after the weekend how it all plays out.