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Kanye West Says Smiling Not Cool During Daily Front Row Awards Speech

Kanye West Says Smiling Not Cool During Daily Front Row Awards Speech

Kanye West explains why he doesn’t like to smile during a speech at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion LA Awards!

“Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything. I looked at all these people’s photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren’t smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, ‘Why you not smiling?’ and I think, not smiling makes me smile… When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn’t look as cool,” the 37-year-old rapper shared on Thursday night (January 22) in Los Angeles.

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He added, “In my opinion, God is the No. 1 creator, and anytime we create, we’re an extension of doing his work on earth. That’s why we’re here. What can we do for humanity? And you know, in a way, fashion is what defines the time. Everyone has some form of fashion every single day. We have the power to change the world. I believe that through design, because design is the closest to truth, problem solving truth is the closest to love, and love is the closest thing to God, and God is love.”

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  • SkinnyFat

    It doesn’t look cool to smile? What a dope.

  • Jess

    Yep, I’m sure God totally agrees with him that designing clothes and being fashionable is the best way we can help humanity! What a freak.

  • LOL

    Doesnt smiles because after all he’s married to Kim

  • Penny Dreadful

    He’s no Thomas Aquinas, that’s for sure.

  • leila

    seriously WTF was that quote suppose to mean??? I don’t speak ego maniac dumb a s s

  • ButteredBread

    The reason why they didn’t smile in those old photos was because the exposure time was very long in those days (a couple of minutes) and if they smiled they wouldn’t be able to hold it that long so their mouths would end up being blurred. They weren’t doing it to be “cool”.

  • James D.

    He looks nice when he smiles.

  • CLX

    Because that fashion means so much to people who are starving, people who are being butchered in senseless wars, and young kids being sold into slavery. He is worse than useless. It’s one thing to be totally self-absorbed, it’s another to claim that God values fashion above all else. Not just a freak – I think he’s truly an ignorant jerk.

  • Jess

    Agree 100%

  • DailyNightly

    So I guess being a glum c*nt is the height of edgy cool. Idiot.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    what is he babbling about.

  • Welly

    F black nick never smiles in his’s life. He married Kim. Hate that fucken guy. He doesn’t smile because he lips are glue shut.

  • Welly

    Don’t even want to read what he said. What with this family with black mean.

  • Sharon Castillo

    This is just another example of this idiots stupidity! They didn’t smile because it took like 10-15 minutes for the picture to be taken. Dear Lord, please shine some mercy down on us and allow this asshat to spontaneously burst into a ball of fire and end all of our suffering. In your name I pray, Amen!