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Kanye Calls Out Forbes for Not Calling Him A Billionaire Despite Show of $890 Million Receipt

Kanye West has always been a sensitive person about his money, particularly when reading articles about how much he makes from his businesses.

The rapper was a guest at today's Fast Company Innovation Festival (Thursday) along with his Yeezy partner Steven Smith, where the pair unveiled a new algae-made foam sneaker. You have revealed that his business seeks to explore alternatives in the industry to toxic colors.

"We'll be planting and single crop," West told the audience. He continued, the brand wanted to have its own farm to "see every aspect."

But during his talk, Kanye also called out Forbes for not calling him a billionaire despite him clearing showing them a receipt worth $890 million from his profits from Yeezy. The rap mogul was referring to Forbes’ feature story on him from back in July. In the article, the publication called his business a “billion dollar empire” but fell short of terming him a billionaire.

“Given Yeezy’s success, West should eventually join the NBA legend—alongside sister-in-law Kylie Jenner and mentor Jay-Z—in achieving billionaire status, though the never-modest West would claim he’s there already,” Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg said.

Kanye is of course not happy about it as he thinks it was intentional. “Martin Luther King didn’t get killed because of ‘I had a dream’, he had something else he was gonna talk about: black empowerment, economic empowerment,” Kanye said in the chat.

“So when I did the Forbes, I showed them the $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say billionaire.. they don’t want us to know that we can buy land, they don’t want us to have 100% ownership, that I have 100% ownership of Yeezy.”

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