From politics to purported NBA sneaker bans, Kanye West has had a controversial year to say the least, but it hasn't been all negative headlines for the Yeezy designer. Last month, he handed out sneakers to children in Uganda, and now he's putting his name to good use again in the wake of the wildfires that have been plaguing California.
West's wife Kim Kardashian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, where she drops the big news in a pre-recorded taping. "On behalf of my husband Kanye, and Yeezy, and Adidas, they are going to donate $200,000 to the California firefighters," Kardashian said. "And we have on behalf of Kanye, Yeezy, and Adidas, we are also donating another $200,000 to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund. They saved our whole community, we're so grateful to them, so honestly we couldn't do it without them."
But that wasn't all. During the episode, Kardashian also met a firefighter whose family lost their home in the blaze. "We obviously have all the other firefighters that have helped, but to know that you've lost your home—Kanye, Yeezy, and Adidas wanted to donate to you guys $100,000 so that you can begin to pick up the pieces," Kardashian told Michael Williams and his wife, Lisa.
Adidas has not yet responded to Sole Collector's request for comment on the donation.