Kanye West Speaks On the Yeezy GAP Clothing Activations in Exclusive Interview
Speaking with reporter Eric Shawn at the Times Square Yeezy GAP location, they addressed the alleged backlash that the rapper has been facing for his Yeezy GAP pop-ups and activations, particularly in reference to a now-deleted Instagram post, in which he mentioned that inspiration should be drawn from the homeless and children. Onlookers have drawn the parallels between the Instagram post and the setup of his pop-ups and the way that the garments have been organised, folded up in construction bags. No, they are not garbage bags.
Having interviewed West before the package went live on air, Shawn began by recapping his conversation with West, prefacing it by mentioning that West said his 'goal is to try and make dressing easier' and also that 'he's just trying to challenge traditional conventions in the way we dress and make clothing that it's more egalitarian and not as pretentious.'
West elaborates by saying, 'This is like not a joke. This is not a game. This is not just some celebrity collaboration.' He added, 'You know, we're creating. I fought a lot. I've lost my best friend. I lost my family. And I'm here still creating.'
Above is a snippet of the interview, you can check out the full exclusive interview via Fox News here.