"These are not real, though," Kanye West recently told a fan when presented with a pair of the rapper/designer/overall creative's Air Yeezy sneakers to autograph. (In the video, he seems to be finishing autographing them as he's saying this.)
"These are not real," he repeats. "It's fine, though," he adds, probably flattered to have been bootlegged. I think it's clear that you haven't made it till your sneaker has been ripped off, duplicated, and presented to you for autographing.