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Zappos hits back at Kanye West after rapper rips retailer

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Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (Source: Associated Press/Wikimedia) Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (Source: Associated Press/Wikimedia)
As a response to Kanye West blasting the online retailer, Zappos.com made a "sh-t product" available for sale on the website on Nov. 20, 2013. (Zappos.com) As a response to Kanye West blasting the online retailer, Zappos.com made a "sh-t product" available for sale on the website on Nov. 20, 2013. (Zappos.com)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Biggie and Tupac, Jay Z and Nas and, now, Kanye West and Tony Hsieh?

The outspoken rapper and Kim Kardashian's husband-to-be took aim at Hsieh and his Las Vegas-based online apparel company Zappos.

In an interview posted Monday on writer Bret Easton Ellis' podcast, West, who has recorded numerous mentions of high-end fashions and labels in the past, referred to Hsieh's company as one that sells "sh-t product."

"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 sh-t product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling sh-t product," Kanye stated in the podcast.

As reported by E! Online, West referred to a recent meeting he had with the Zappos CEO in Las Vegas as well as a possible collaboration with the brand.

On Wednesday, Zappos appeared to own up to Kanye's labeling of the company, sort of.

On the retailer's website, a "Zappos.com Gear Sh-t Product" was made available for sale with multi-angle pictures of a toilet and a plunger. Under item information, the website touts it as "the perfect gift for the man that has everything" and "'Taylor' made for ‘Swift' cleaning."

The website goes on with a tongue-in-cheek descriptor of Zappos as a whole using some of Kanye's words.

"Interested in buying sh-t product? You've come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell sh-t products to everybody!" the description says.

The website lists the product for $100,000 and it comes in a "sh-t" size. Shipping is still free.

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