One can assume that hip-hop mogul Kanye West has met and dined with almost every celebrity out there. After all, he has been on top of the world for quite a few years now. His music, fashion, and persona have all propelled him into one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture. However, the reality is, West is still itching to sit and dine with one of his heroes: Michael Jordan. West is afraid he may never be able to talk with the man who has inspired him in countless ways.
Michael Jordan doesn't want to meet Kanye
"Jordan still won't meet with me. I'm trying to meet with Michael Jordan. I'm like, 'It's a song, man.' Michael Jordan said this thing like, 'Why y'all acting like Virgil [Abloh] made me hot? These shoes is hot," West said, via the REVOLT podcast.
West is referring to the 2015 song "Facts" which is essentially a Nike diss song. Later included in the 2016 album The Life of Pablo, West dropped a line that did not sit well with Jordan: "Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman."
Interestingly, West also dropped this similar line in a 2012 song entitled "New God Flow" featuring Pusha-T.
Jordan takes everything personally
Jordan's reaction (if he ever had one) to West's song is still in the shadows to this day. While he remains larger than life, Jordan has stayed relatively away from the limelight. But from the looks of it, Jordan took things personally as he always does. So much so that West, known for his braggadocio persona, was forced to get to his knees and apologize. In a 2016 tweet, he cleared the air by noting that he was feuding with Nike executive Mark Parker and not His Airness.
Fans and even Jordan diehards learned how Jordan takes literally everything personally in the 2020 sports documentary "The Last Dance." West learned the hard way not to mess with Jordan, especially when it comes to competition. He should've asked NBA legend Charles Barkley, who's known to be one of MJ's best friends. That is up until Chuck dissed Jordan's poor record as an executive. The two have yet to patch things up. Barkley isn't too optimistic that Jordan will ever speak to him again. In short, if Jordan can hold his own and not converse with one of his closest friends, he can easily ignore West for as long as he wants to.