Kanye West thinks he’s sooooo fucking clever and revolutionary, doesn’t he? In reality, he’s a megalomaniacal egomaniac with delusional tendencies and he needs to get his life together. His most recent concoction is the idea of “reclaiming” the Confederate flag and putting it on t-shirts and other apparel items that he’s going to sell to the public. I can’t make this up, people.
From 97.1 Amp Radio:
“React how you want. You know, the Confederate flag represents slavery in a way. That’s my abstract take on what I know about it, right? So I made the song ‘New Slaves’, so I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag now. What you going to do? Ain’t nothing going to happen.”
“I’m the number one most influential person on the globe in fashion. I should have backing from one of the majors. I’m doing T-shirts that are amazing. We put all our design into it. People like T-shirts, and I love that. I want to give people T-shirts. But I also want to create entire gems.
“I want to make a gem, I want to make a store, I want to do apartment complexes, I want to build cities, I want to be involved in Hyperloop when it comes into reality. That’s the conversation I want to be in, so I will not be held into a box of being a musician.”
I mean… I’m all for reclaiming shit and processing it however feels best for you, but this is just ridiculous. Also, the fact that he thinks he’s the most influential fashion person in the world makes me have this response: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, okay, Kanye. You’re more influential than Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen or, you know, anyone ACTUALLY IN FASHION. Sure, people might look at what he does, but they aren’t basing next season’s designs around it.