Reebok Finally Reacts To AKA’s SNEAKA Outbursts
South African rapper, AKA have been making rounds on social media due to his outbursts for a footwear gig he did with REEBOK a while ago. The rapper have gone on to say that he was never paid for the gig after a tweep tweeted that their brand, SNEAKA is special because of their collaboration with AKA.
Recently, Reebok issued a statement saying “Reebok is aware of the claims made by South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known as AKA, on Twitter where he has stated non-payment for the brand collaboration of his custom made Reebok SneAKA“.
“In October 2019, we executed a successful launch of the Reebok SneAKA. Upon entering into the relationship, both parties were happy with the agreement, and the terms of the launch were not disputed”
“Reebok met all of our contractual obligations related to the launch. Earlier this year, Reebok communicated with AKA and his management that due to shift in strategy, we would not be able to renew his contract as an ambassador for the brand“
“However, we did discuss a new approach of working with AKA. Reebok is thus very disappointed to be learning of the issues raised on social media, as we believed the relationship to still be on a strong footing to negotiate potential future deals”.
The said SneAKA made history by selling out 600 pairs of footwear in 10 minutes, via Reebok’s online store.
Can you believe they didn’t pay me a single cent for this? … not one cent. https://t.co/EgW8AKkXBA
— AKA (@akaworldwide) May 14, 2020