The Kanye West And Zappos Troll War

In a recent podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye West alluded to a previous argument he had with Zappos CEO Tony Hseih because this is how Kanye occupies his time nowadays. He explained that the site owner tried to tell him what he needs to focus on as he embarks on new business ventures. This, obviously being a death wish, lead to an argument because, as we know all to well, Kanye doesn't like to be told what to do, especially when said advice comes from industry professionals he perceives are holding him and his vision back. In response, Kanye essentially said he shouldn't have to take advice from someone whose main thing is "selling shit product". Kanye's claim is more or less baseless, considering Zappos traffics heavily in his oft-professed favorite brand of all time, Nike. But really though, his remarks aren't at all that surprising at this point, considering he has basically been on a 2 month long inflammatory remark tour.

What's most surprising about all of this is that Zappos took the proverbial bait and today posted a product to their site called, you guessed it, the "Shit Product". It's a toilet with a plunger in it, and is "perfect for the man who has everything" and "makes big arguments seem much smaller." Wait, doesn't Kanye do the exact opposite of that? Like, he makes small, petty arguments seem like world-altering events, evident by this entire beef. The toilet also features one customer review from "K.W." that reads, "Imma let you finish, but this is the best shit product of all time!" I honestly can't believe a billion dollar company got trolled into responding this severely. While their attempt at a rebuttal may seem cute to mainstream media who recently seems extra thirsty to find reasons to call Kanye West "crazy" (read: loud and black), why do they even care? Are we really talking about a fictional $100,000 toilet? Oh shit. That's right. We are talking about it. This is the most play Zappos has ever gotten on Four Pins outside of the shoutout I'm about to give them for their on point selection of v rare Birkenstocks.

  • Ethan Salters

    your site blows. learn how to make a website that you actually move the images.

    • Four Yellin

      It’s not Four-Pins, it’s all WordPress sites. Not that it really matters but any site that’s using a WordPress platform is having the same fucking problem. Maybe if they got some unpaid interns that were into coding instead of getting coffee they could have their own website instead of having WordPress provide them with one.

  • Jim Reuss

    Really?? Crazy means loud and black?? Can’t crazy just mean crazy??

  • George Burns

    yep, the four pins website is the real shit product. who are your web designers? fire them immediately. like really do this. i thought this site could be cool until i tried to use a slideshow. create a WIX because for a fashion site, not being able to views images equals lost viewers. #fourpinsisshitproduct

  • billybob

    I hated your website before anyone. First. FIRST.

  • dyewon

    hope your realize your site doesnt even work with windows 8.1 at all,might wanna fix that its been weeks.


    Fuck this clown. Every cornball white kid loves this idiot and his “style” along with his “Fuck you hater!” attitude that comes off like a teenage girl always talking about what she is going to do with with her life, and what her “visions” are for the future. Fuck this fish stick being, red clown shoe having ass nigga!

  • jamesmcnally

    i’ma let you guys finish on this site ux critique but v rare birkenstock collection? Zappps don’t have Montanas.

  • Ken

    Did you really bash Zappos? Lol. I can’t believe you honestly think their response wasn’t called for. They have the rights to react the way they want to with the kind of business successes they’ve achieved. Kanya’s only rich because he’s in the media, he’s far from proving he’s business oriented enough to insult Zappos’ CEO and business.

    • Skyler Winslow Stanley

      Plus is was a savvy marketing move for Zappos, right?

  • TRILL BA$$

    These execs be like

  • semen

    jake shut up you suck stop writing articles about kanye

  • Jason

    Wow. Four Pins will really find a way to defend Kanye in every way possible. They really do seem to wild out on flagrantly having Ye’s genitals in their collective mouths. Each. And. Every. Time.

  • Troll you

    If we’re going to use the word troll, let’s use it correctly. They weren’t “trolled” into responding. Trolling is purposely doing something for the sake of a response. Kanye didn’t give a shit if they responded.

  • steve

    four-pins is seriously starting to fucking suck

  • Shelly, Faery Queen

    When a Four Pins article isn’t quite as hilarious as they expected, they freak the fuck out. Calm down chaps and just read all the other great articles.