Is there anyone Kanye West doesn't get into it with?
Zappos is showing off its sense of humor after West said some unflattering things about the online retail powerhouse (we all know they ship free AND fast!).
Here's the back story: The rapper/fashion designer got heated during a meeting with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. During a podcast released Monday with Bret Easton Ellis, West recounted his beef with Hsieh: "I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he's trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this (expletive) product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling (expletive) product," said West.
In response, Zappos CEO Hsieh has released this statement: "Yes, it's true that we sell (expletive) product. Check out this link."
Click to see for yourself, but the product page shows a plunger in a toilet selling for $100,000. Just in time for the holidays!
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The item's description:
"Interested in buying (expletive) product? You've come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell (expletive) products to everybody! This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you're #1 or #2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris. The perfect gift for the man that has everything. Requires lots of 'focus' for most productive use. Considered a 'safety zone' when in arguments. Makes giant arguments seem much smaller. Caution: Do not place our (expletive) product near any fans. Avoid storms. "
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"The throne" and "no mercy, even in Paris," are clearly direct hits to Kanye lyrics, and there's even a link to a story about West's comments.
Score one for Zappos.
—By Cindy Clark for USA TODAY.