Sending a message Kanye WestDuring Paris Fashion Week, he unveiled the Yeezy season 9 collection while wearing a controversial T shirt.
On Monday, October 3, models took to the runway. West, 45, opened his mouth about his label to the audience. As he spoke, the phrase “White Lives Matter” was seen on the back of his black T-shirt. He wore black pants and bedazzled sandals in thongs. The moment went viral and was shared by many social media users. sharing screenshots of the “Stronger” rapper in the look via Twitter.
The Chicago native spoke about his influence on the fashion industry and pivotal life moments. He also discussed his mental health journey, and when he lost his mother. Kim KardashianParisian robbers robbed him at gunpoint in 2016.
“My wife at the time got robbed right here in Paris, then I told my manager Scooter BraunI wanted to travel to Japan. I needed a break and he said, ‘No, you need to go make more money,’” West alleged the 41-year-old music executive told him about continuing his Saint Pablo tour.
He added: “That tour lasted for four days and I went to the hospital, and every time I do something great, someone brings up that moment. People feel they have the right to come to my face and call me crazy, like it doesn’t hurt my feelings … We did change the look of fashion over the last 10 years. We are the streets. We are the culture, and we will not be bullied.” (West was forced to cancel the remaining dates of his tour after experiencing extreme exhaustion.)
The Grammy winner spoke out before the event. Vogue about Yeezy’s newest chapter and explained why he decided to host the presentation in France. (The remaining eight collections were revealed in New York.
“Paris is the high cathedral of fashion,” he told the fashion publication. “If I’m doing music, rap music, I’m going to put my hoodie on and get an Uber and go over to Future‘s house. Day after day. And if we’re working on clothes? Paris.”
This fashion month, West has been busy. On Sunday, October 2, the “All Mine” crooner walked the Balenciaga fashion show, which was attended by his ex’s sisters Khloé KardashianAnd Kylie JennerAs well as his daughter North West. (The “Jesus Walks” rapper and Kim, 41, are also parents of Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.)
West wore the same sparkly flip-flops and head to-toe leather he wore Monday at the Burberry show on September 26th during London Fashion Week.