Setting: Paris Fashion Week 2010
Characters: Entertainment's Elite (i.e. Kany West, and drop dead gorgeous stylish beau Amber Rose, Ciara, designers blah blah blah
Plot: To prove "FRESH IS AN OPINION, LOVE IS OBJECTIVE, TASTE IS SELECTIVE, AND EXPRESSION IS MY FAVORITE ELECTIVE. NO MORE POLITICS OR APOLOGIES!!!"I believe Kanye West aka the "Louis Vuitton Don" is VERY stylish and is in fact a trendsetter much more than any designer has been in the last hmm lets say 3-4 years. West, along with most hip hop figures mention designer labels in their songs every other bar. But aside from the increase for the need for Gucci or Louis replicas (pardon me) the majority of the population don't have the means or the desire to turn to high end labels instead they search for the exclusive sunglass styles, the backpacks, the sneaks, and basically his entire look everyday in stores, magazines, etc. With that being said I believe West reaches a greater majority of individuals than most in the fashion industry (aside from the greats i.e. Chanel etc) have ever through his music, style, and attitude. So could anyone ever claim his fashion sense is of reproach? I dont think so...
I think Kanye West is a figure the media has decided to be made the "whipping boy" (the one to take the blame for everyone elses faults) Im sure the media believes most African American males cant be controlled or exhibit outrageous behavior and they want to reprimand them all. Which eventually they do because by the celebrities own stupidity they (pardon my language) fu** themselves i.e. Gilbert Arenas, Tiger Woods, Chris Brown etc. However, I do not believe this is so for Mr. West.
Despite the Hennesey on the red carpet thing, oh and the Taylor Swift incident, and the MTV thank you speech West has done no wrong. I say this because in retrospect the 'iffy" red carpet scene has been done (Angelina Jolie & Thornton "just had sex in the limo?") the Taylor Swift scenario was nothing but the truth we ALL know Beyonce deserved that award and we were happy Kanye made that speech and then the MTV speech, the mans mother died may she R.I.P. I believe he had the right to speak his mind and take his time so who is wrong in these situations? West or the media? You be the judge...
Below is an excerpt from West blog, I found on one of my fav blogspots @necolebitchie...check her out!
WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, REMEMBER THE FEARLESS, REMEMBER THE DREAMERS, REMEMBER THOSE WHO REPRESENT THE GHETTO…THE FAIRY TALE OF NOTHING TO SOMETHING. I’M BRIEFLY SADDENED BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED, INCAPABLE OR JUST PLAIN IDIOTS.
WE ARE THE F*CKING ROCK STARS BABY. NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE MY N*GGAS!! NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE! IT’S FUNNY TO ME WHEN FASHION BLOGGERS DOWN OUR OUFITS AND THEN SUPER JOCK OUTLANDISH sh*t ON THE RUNWAY BUT THEN THEY DRESS MAD PRUDE AND DON’T LIVE FASHION. WE LIVE IT MAN. F*CK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US! WE REPRESENT YOUR INNER SPIRIT!! TRAPPED UNDER IT! WHEN YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND CULTURAL SETTINGS, BOUNDARIES, AND OUR MODERN DAY CASTE SYSTEMS, THEN YOU CAN FEEL THE GLORY AND PAIN FROM THE DAYS OF KINGS IN AFRICA TO THE NEW KINGS OF THE MEDIA. LET THE BALL PLAYERS DANCE AFTER THEY SCORE! IT’S LIFE MY N*GGAS, IT’S LIFE! REMEMBER CLOTHING IS A CHOICE. WE WERE BORN NAKED!!! FRESH IS AN OPINION, LOVE IS OBJECTIVE, TASTE IS SELECTIVE, AND EXPRESSION IS MY FAVORITE ELECTIVE. NO MORE POLITICS OR APOLOGIES!!!