Kanye West has shared the inspiration behind his fashion label Yeezy, drawing backlash from some fans.
The rapper, officially known as Ye, posted a black image with white text on his Instagram page on Friday. Look to the homeless as a ration.”
West, 45, first launched his brand Easy in 2015 when the “stronger” rapper partnered with Adidas to release its own line of Adidas Easy sneakers. Since then, Yeezy has presented numerous fashion collections at New York Fashion Week and collaborated with brands such as Balenciaga and he GAP.
Earlier this year, West released his long-awaited GAP collaboration with Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia. The collection consisted of just eight items, including the classic GAP logo sweatshirt reimagined in smoky gray, unisex sweatpants and his t-shirt. The collaboration between the two artists was described as “timeless silhouettes translated through the lens of Ye and Demna’s shared vision of utilitarian design.”
In response to West’s latest Instagram, fans were divided, with some applauding the rapper’s vision and others suggesting that more could be done to help those experiencing homelessness.
“Instead of using the homeless as design inspiration, we should help them get out of it,” wrote one, while another said, “It sounds like you’re exploiting the helpless.”
“The irony is obvious,” wrote someone else.
West’s recent Instagram post comes after deleting a post last week “mourning” Pete Davidson’s fake death following his breakup with Kim Kardashian.The Kardashian rapper and ex-husband posted fakes new york times The headline on the front page of his Instagram account read, “Skete Davidson dies at 28.”
A small text under the headline read, “Kid Cudi was going to have a funeral but was afraid of throwing a bottle.”
West famously called Davidson a skeletal earlier this year during a social media tirade against the comedian earlier this year. and reportedly tried to “get Kanye to drop it” while defending Davidson “vigorously”.
Kardashian and Davidson announced their split on Aug. 5 after nine months of dating. was declared to be