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Kanye West: 'I Am Misunderstood & There Is No One In Fashion That's On My Side'

Kanye West: 'I Am Misunderstood & There Is No One In Fashion That's On My Side'

Kanye West rocks a hoodie as he takes the 2016 October cover of W magazine!

Here’s what the 39-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On his early love for fashion: “On Yeah, like five years old. I just liked picking out my own outfit for kindergarten. Now my daughter definitely picks out her own outfits and she will lay it down and look at it and say, ‘This is not great.’ And then she tries to tell me what to wear and what she likes out of the closet, like just my mom being in a fur store and me picking one and saying, ‘I like this one mom,’ and her looking at the price and it being the most expensive one. So, I think that’s where I got the expensive taste from.”

On the fashion industry not being on his side: “I wouldn’t say that anyone in fashion is on my side. I don’t think there’s anyone on my side. I’m not saying I like that. I’m saying that to this date they do not understand who I am. They will not understand until after I’m gone. I am misunderstood and there is no one in fashion that’s on my side.”

On his definition of success: “For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success. Doing things to the maximum….You know what’s my definition of success? Being able to be 39 years old, a black male, and articulate myself in this way and back it up. My definition of success is dropping a Charlie Sheen-level tweet and being like, ‘I am in debt and fuck you.’ Now what?”

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Credit: Mario Sorrenti; Photos: W magazine
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  • LegalBetch

    No one in fashion is on your side because your clothing is terrible.

  • Arrow 12

    OMG whoever wrote this just called Kanye a “her”. That is too funny. I’ve seen better clothes on a scarecrow.

  • Arrow 12

    OMG whoever wrote this just called Kanye a “her”. That is too funny. I’ve seen better clothes on a scarecrow.

  • CelebrityFRC

    Are You Kidding me ?

  • cutitout

    He did not work his way up like all the other designers. He took some fashion classes and tried to pull up a chair to the elite table but he is not ready. He could be one day but it takes time to develop any skill.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Your clothing is terrible. You used your name & fame to create clothes that only your family wears. You didn’t struggle in the fashion industry the way everyone else did to accomplish a rapport with your peers. No one is on your side, cus you took the fake way out to design..if that is what you want to call yourself.

  • :)

    My mom always said if everyone else stinks and they don’t agree with you maybe the others are not the problem

  • laura

    He clearly doesn’t know what it means to articulate thoughts because there’s nothing really understandable inhis ramble.. as usual!

  • laura

    Can I just say that I’m bored of parents pointing out that their children choose their own outfits? It’s just not ectraordinary. We are in a very consumeristic society, plus they are the most consumeristic- based on appearance people in the world, it would be strange if their daughter wasn’t interested in clothes. Which btw doesn’t show any talent. Being interested in clothes doesn’t mean you have good taste or fashion sense!

  • suzybel

    I’ve never seen this jerk in anything other than sweats, so first problem Kanye, you have zero sense of style. And articulate? Give me a break you pompous twit!

  • Casey C

    it’s a damn good thing he doesn’t equate being successful with it making money. at this point he’s just throwing good money after bad trying to ‘prove’ himself as a designer when he has no skill and no clue of what the trends are/will be. his fashion is terrible and it has nothing to do with his narcassistic believe that he’s misunderstood in his time and will be appreciated in the future. all this ramble is missing is ‘I’m ahead of my time’ or some crap.
    what kid DOESNT try to pick out their own outfit? I’m so sick of people thinking their kid is so smart or so creative because he/she chooses their own clothes.

  • King Kari ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    His clothes give new meaning to rags…he dresses a slob, his wife looks like a Kow..the kid has no idea what to wear……

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  • Sprite

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  • Curious

    Oh really, no one in fashion is “on your side”…thought he was all buddy buddy with Anna Wintour. You can’t tell me he didn’t have her on his side when he first pitched his ridiculous fashion line and shoe line. Please…he thinks he has great style yet he thinks his wife walking around wearing see through tops and corsets is “great style”, she looks like a hooker. He isn’t misunderstood, everyone understands him just fine, they just don’t like it Kanye. Get over yourself.