Last year in October rapper AKA announced that in collaboration with Reebok Classics he would be dropping his branded Supa Mega sneaker.
A collaboration that was reported to have been 2 years in the making. Needless to say when the sneakers finally hit the shelves they sold out extremely quickly.
Recently a user on social media was praising the comfort of the Supa Mega sneaker.
AKA responded to the message and wrote “Can you believe they didn’t pay me a single cent for this? … not one cent.”
This is where all the drama began as users were curious as to why AKA wasn’t payed for the collaboration.
One user asked if AKA would be releasing more pairs to which AKA replied “Probably never again. They refused to give me any sort of payment or royalty.”
AKA said that Reebok probably felt as though they were doing him a favour. As for him making a sneaker had always been something he wanted to do. It would appear Reebok took him for a ride.
With regards to whether or not he was still under contract with Reebok. He said “There was no contract. Only my contract as an ambassador. A contract regarding the #SNEAKA doesn’t even exist.”
AKA does say in his tweets that he has no regrets as designing and releasing his own sneaker has always been something he has always wanted to do.
It does seem that this was a lesson that was learned a hard way for AKA.