However, Yeezy caught some flak for the reference to James: "Nike, Nike treat employees just like slaves; Gave LeBron a billi' not to run away. Yo!"
West is referring to the lifetime contract LeBron signed with Nike in December. Some took Kanye's words as a jab at King James, so much so that he felt the need to address the issue on Twitter:
The media tried to make it seem like I was downplaying LeBron on my song FACTS which I would never do, Lebron is fam bottom line.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 8, 2016
Even with a sneaker war going on between Nike and Adidas, Kanye made sure it's clear to everyone that things between him and the King are cool.