It may be hard to believe, but Kanye West was not always the fashion world darling who hobnobbed with Anna Wintour and Riccardo Tisci that he is now.
There was a time when Yeezy was not even ALLOWED to go to a fashion show.
Can you believe the injustice???
During a surprise performance at the Design Miami event at Art Basel in Switzerland, the 35-year-old took a moment before playing his new music to recall a not so glamorous time in his life.
"So when I used to go to fashion shows with my boys and we’d be eight deep, it was almost like a civil rights, like a sit-in. They wouldn’t even let us in. They had no idea what rap would mean to this world, what rap would mean to the art world. Before the Kendrick Lamars and the A$AP Rockys, it was Kanye West in a hotel room at the Le Maurice getting a ‘No, no, no, no’ to every single fashion show."
Did he really just compare that experience to the non-violent sit-in protests staged during the Civil Rights Movement? That seems like kind of a stretch.
On the other hand, we already know that Kanye says some of the most CRAY things we've ever heard.
Life wouldn't be the same without his comical quips!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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