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.
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.”