The rapper sparked a heated debate after acknowledging the inspiration behind his brand in a candid Instagram post.
Kanye West leaves many fans speechless after revealing the inspiration behind his clothing range.
The 45-year-old rapper took to Instagram to speak candidly about the impact of his designs with his nearly 17 million followers.
Kanye wrote: Look homeless. As the greatest inspiration for all designs. ”
He faced a backlash against the post, with one comment saying:
“Sounds like exploitation of the powerless,” another commenter said, adding, “Oh yeah, nothing inspires my fashion choices more than hungry homeless people sleeping on the streets.” .
The 45-year-old, who now uses the username Ye on Instagram, first launched the Yeezy brand in 2015.
At the time, West was partnering with Adidas to release its own line of Adidas Yeezy sneakers.
The brand has grown over the past seven years, with Kanye West debuting a number of collections at New York Fashion Week.
Earlier this year, West launched the highly anticipated collection at GAP with Balenciaga Creative Director Demna Gvasalia.
The collection was described as “timeless silhouettes translated through the lens of Ye and Demna’s shared vision of utilitarian design.”
The collection includes a classic GAP logo sweatshirt in smoky gray, unisex sweatpants and a t-shirt that West’s fans have been waiting for.
But after hearing the rapper’s true inspiration behind his collection, fans are now left divided.
Some fans praised Kanye West’s vision, while one said, “I agree with you 100%.”
Another Instagram user commented, “Look at Kanye, such an inspirational dude.”
A third writes, “You are not done yet.”
The post comes just days after he deleted a post “mourning” comedian Pete Davidson’s fake death following West’s split from ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
Kanye West posted a fake New York Times front page on his Instagram, writing, “Skete Davidson is dead at 28.”
A small piece of text under the headline read, “Kid Cudi was going to have a funeral but was afraid of throwing a bottle.”
The rapper took part in a social media tirade this year against Pete Davidson, whom he called Skete.
After the post was uploaded on Kanye’s social media, Kim Kardashian was reportedly “furious” at her ex-husband who mocked their recent breakup.
While vigorously defending her ex-boyfriend, the reality TV star reportedly “tried to get Kanye to take it down.”
This isn’t the first time Kardashian has publicly exchanged harsh words with West on social media.
Kanye West recently shared a post claiming Kim didn’t let him see his children, and Kim commented on the post:
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021 and continues to co-parent their four children, North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.