Kanye West: The Word Ambitious Is Below My Abilities + Talks Being ‘The Black Guy With The Red MAGA Hat’
Kanye West is back doing his interview rounds and certainly hasn’t lost his confidence. The rapper spoke with WSJ in a candid interview and dished on his fashion line, supporting Donald Trump and more.
While his Yeezy line is no stranger to taking over fashion weeks around the world, he said he’s not against selling “the perfect hoodie” (that would resemble Bible-days attire) in more everyday places.
“I like Costco as an idea. I like Walmart, too.”
The retail price of the hoodie will be roughly $60.
“I believe that Yeezy is the McDonald’s and the Apple of apparel. In order to make the Apple of apparel the next Gap, it has to be a new invention. To invent something that’s so good that you don’t even get credit for it because it’s the norm.”
But don’t call him ambitious.
“I do not like the word ambitious. I’m Kanye West. The word ambitious is beneath my abilities. I’m just a doer. You can see in my eyes there’s not one bit of fear.”
He continued and said he has multiple reasons to be proud of life, from his career to his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
“I got to live out every version of ego—rapper, I had my own [version of] Jordans, I’m married to Kim Kardashian West.”
And even though his support for President Donald Trumphas put him at risk of being canceled, he still has no problem backing the head of state. Interestingly enough, he said he’s not registered to vote.
“I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine? …It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat.’ ”
“Everything is about putting people in their place. Classism, protectionism—not just racism. Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear.”
He also opened up about his best friend Virgil Abloh being named the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, a job that Kanye West has always wanted.
“That included one of my best friends being crowned king. Virgil. Louis Vuitton. We grew up on Louis Vuitton–Marc Jacobs duffels…My best friend.”
He added that it was “devastating” when his own deal with Louis Vuitton fell through with no reason of why.
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