It wouldn’t be right if Kanye West didn’t rant and rave during his live performances. We’ve all come to expect it from him. The rapper filled in for Drake, who was sick, during the London Wireless Festival and explained to 50,000 concert goers why he rocks the Mason Martin Margiela masks.
“You know damn well no black guys or celebrities making Louis Vuitton nothing. They let Pharrell make those [Louis Vuitton] glasses, and we liked ’em, right? They let me make those [Louis Vuitton] shoes and we liked ’em, right? They said, ‘No, no, no n-gga. Not no more. That’s too much. Stay in your place. Stand in front of that show and wear this jacket I made you. Stay in your place! Do what you’re paid to do! Don’t embarrass yourself trying to chase your dreams. Save face.’
That’s why I got this f-cking mask on. Cause I ain’t worried about saving face. F-ck my face! That sounded wrong. Pause. They finally got a headline. But f-ck whatever my face is supposed to mean and f-ck whatever the name Kanye is supposed to mean, it’s about my dreams! It’s about anybody’s dreams. It’s about creating. It’s not about the idea about being a f-cking celebrity, it’s not about the idea of being a black man trying to do fashion and sh-t.”
In non-rant terms, he’s basically throwing two fingers to the industry for keeping his fashion endeavors stifled but thinking they can use him as free advertisement to wear their garb. Call him crazy and arrogant, but this man truly does think outside the box. If he would do a better job expressing himself, more people will look behind the outburst and into the wisdom he sometimes speak.
Question: are they really stifling him or is his sense of fashion not up to par with the likes of Louis Vutton, etc.? Or maybe his past actions plays a part. Chime in below on why you believe he’s being blacklisted from the fashion industry!