Kanye West Says North West Influenced Him to Sign With Adidas

Kanye West recently revealed that he signed on to work with the Adidas clothing brand instead of Nike for the sake of his five-month-old daughter North West.

West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, spoke about a new venture that he chose to sign with Adidas while speaking to New York City radio station Hot 97 recently.

"The old me without a daughter may have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nike so much and blah, blah, blah," West explained to Hot 97's Angie Martinez recently. "But the new me takes the Adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family."

West's announcement of a deal with Adidas comes after he called out Nike CEO Mark Parker in the Madison Square Garden stop of his "Yeezus" tour.

"Mark Parker tried to son me. Yes. Son me because I am the sun and I will shine bright," West said during his tour rant. "And when I don't have as much money as a billionaire and when I don't have the factories that, that dude has over there, what I do have is my voice. Ain't no corporation that can take me away from my voice and I'm going to scream at the top of my (expletive) mountain as loud as I want."

In a previous interview last summer, West spoke about how his daughter and her mother Kim Kardashian have changed his life.

"After I lost my mother, there were times I felt like I would put my life at risk," West revealed on Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner's talk show. "I felt like sometimes I didn't have something to live for, and now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for."