Kanye West‘s 2015 track “Facts” took a dig at Michael Jordan‘s Jumpman brand. “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman,” Ye rapped as he promoted his own sneakers. We now know that Michael Jordan took that as an insult.

During Kanye’s appearance on Drink Champs, he noted that Jordan won’t see him since the song came out. Kanye West is a Chicago native, where Michael spent the majority of his NBA career with the Bulls. West doesn’t understand what the big deal is.

“Jordan still won’t meet with me. I’m trying to meet with Michael Jordan, it’s like ‘Man, it’s a song, man.'”

Michael Jordan’s penchant for holding grudges against competitors came to light in the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” which followed the Chicago Bulls on their final run to an NBA championship before the team broke up. It’s no surprise he’s still beefing with Kanye.

Yeezy and the Jordan brand are competitors. When you’re in that realm with Michael Jordan and you talk smack, you can expect this kind of thing. Jordan isn’t going to hang around with somebody who disparaged his brand.

Kanye has beef with Nike over Jordan’s licensing deal. Kanye says he approached Nike for his line and was told they only wanted professional athletes. Kanye responded by declaring himself a professional athlete.

Do you think Michael Jordan will ever respond to Kanye West? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

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