2 Chainz pens a biting letter in response to Nike copying his cover design.
2 Chainz is not too happy with Nike because as he sees it, the company is guilty of plagiarism. The rapper whose forthcoming project Rap & Go To The League is set to debut in March, jumped on Instagram to voice his displeasure over the proto-release of a Nike Zoom Fly SP sneaker which bears a strong resemblance in color and theme, to the cover art on his 2017 LP Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - see for yourself.
2 Chainz's address starts on a gratuitous note, as he gives thanks to Nike for the influence the company has imparted on his own personal brand. But things get sardonic fast at the midway mark of the paragraph when 2 Chainz makes non-idiomatic use of the expression "With that being said" to segue into biting criticism. Seeing 2 Chainz belie into letter form is something to behold.
"I'm happy I could influence you guys to make this shoe based off my last album #prettygirlsliketrapmusic ! I met a few really good and cool @nike reps in Charlotte this past weekend and looking forward to speaking to someone soon about this ! Love Always , Negotiating Toni," 2 Chainz professes in a mellow tone meant to mitigate his actual resentment.
2 Chainz did eventually find a moment to plug his new project Rap & Go To The League before signing off completely. In the subsequent Instagram post (above), the Def Jam artist reminded us all of the fact: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music went Platinum, an achievement he has every intention of repeating in future outings.