Can we say Kanye West is not too proud to beg?! The Power rapper who can now add fashion designer to his list of titles is begging for mercy from fashion critics over his DW collection.
Despite some skeptics and naysayers from fashion insiders, Kanye West debut his DW Collection named after his late mother Dr. Donde West on Sunday night at Paris Fashion Week.
Naturally West hosted an after party to celebrate his accomplishment. And in pure Kanye fashion he grabbed a mic and unleashed a tirade against his critics and a heartfelt thanks for those who supported him.
“Thank you for anybody that didn’t believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries. We don’t know what the reviews will be, we don’t know what they will say, but I got a chance to go to Italy and feel those fabrics. I begged Louis Vuitton to let me do more shoes after my shoes sold out in two weeks, and they did not. I begged Nike, I begged this company to let me do it. And I took out motherf–ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had.”
“This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity s–. I don’t f– with celebrities. I f– with the creatives in this room, the amazing people who spend every day of their life trying to make the world a more beautiful place.
Kanye West has never been shy about hiding his feelings. While he deserves a fair chance to prove himself I’m going to need him to accept his criticism like a man and keep it moving…
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