The beef started on Twitter, naturally, when Mafia posted an image of Stormzy performing in pair of ‘Beluga 2.0’ Yeezys with the accompanying text: ‘Do your job @YeezyBusta' - an invitation to the prominent exposer of Yeezy fakes to get involved.
Now, Yeezy Mafia provide enough sagely insights into adidas drops to make you wonder whether their crystal ball emoji really can predict the future. But this isn't one of those instances. Straight after the accusation, Stormzy clapped back.
Posting images of the box wasn't enough for Mafia, though. Many questioned the shoes' legitimacy based on the dimensions of the sticker’s graphics, but Jon Wexler — adidas VP of entertainment, and likely the one who provided Stormzy with the shoes — chimed in to authenticate the pair.
huge shoutout to @Stormzy1 for always showing #teamadidas so much love! #adidasfamily since day 1! Shoes 100% real!
— jon wexler (@wex1200) November 13, 2017
Though Yeezy Mafia haven’t given in, they probably should. There are many reasons why a pair seeded ahead of release to a high-level adidas member will differ from other pairs, and Wexler is hands-down the one person who can't be argued with in cases like this. The Mafia do great things, but as Stormzy says on Gang signs and Prayer: ‘You’re getting way too big for your boots, you’re never too big for the boot, I‘ve got the big size 12s on my feet…’ you can fill in the rest.
Yo my g @theyeezymafia pic.twitter.com/7TM8K5oYnI
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 13, 2017