Kanye West Tells Fashion Critics to ‘Shut the F— Up’
Rapper and designer Kanye West put his style know-how to the test when he debuted his very own line of women's ready-to-wear at Paris Fashion Week over the weekend (Oct. 1). And once again proving that he cannot hold his temper or tongue, West has lashed out at haters with a cavalcade of F-bombs.
It all started after the 'Stronger' singer's fashion show for his Dw fashion line -- named for late mother Donda West -- received less than stellar reviews. While celeb guests like Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto and Ciara applauded 'Ye from the front row of the show, industry insiders weren't so kind, urging West to stick to what he knows best: music.
New York Times fashion writer Eric Wilson wrote, "Mr. West, the rapper, did not disappoint, if only in terms of creating a scene ... There was one good-looking pair of color-blocked pants in blue and coral, but it was obvious that most of the clothes suffered from a poor fit." "What Mr. West eventually showed was confusing as well," he added.
According to WWD, Kanye "grabbed a microphone" (sounds familiar) and "launched into a stream-of-consciousness" at his show's star-studded after party. "Thank you for anybody that didn't believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries ... We don't know what the reviews will be, we don't know what they will say ... I gave you everything that I had."
Then it turned sour, "This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity s---. I don't f--- with celebrities ... The amount of people that tried to get me a celebrity f---ing deal. They said, 'You need to do boot-cut jeans, or you won't sell.' Shut the f--- up!"
Kanye's defensive rant should be no surprise following his infamous MTV VMAs spotlight-stealing, mic-grabbing anti-Taylor Swift antics of 2009, or his live TV attack on then-president George Bush following Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. It's business as usual for Yeezy.