Kanye West Rants Against Critics of His Fashion Line

Kanye West held no punches in a rant against his critics last weekend, following the debut of his Women’s Fashion line in Paris.

The Chi-town rapper premiered his new endeavor, dubbed Dw (after his late mother Donda West) this past weekend during Paris’ Fashion Week, and many critics have already slammed it. The Wall Street Journal among other publications described Mr. West’s collection as a disappointment, even calling the show “painful” at times.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Mr. West made a speech during the star-studded after party following his show, at Club Silencio and addressed the skeptics.

“Thank you for anybody that didn’t believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries,” he said. “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 motherfucking 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,” he continued. “Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity shit. I don’t fuck with celebrities. I fuck 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. The amount of people that tried to get me a celebrity fucking deal. They said, ‘You need to do boot-cut jeans, or you won’t sell.’ Shut the fuck up! Or Hedi Slimane in the motherfucking Mercer, sitting with me, saying, ‘Stop giving them your ideas, Kanye. Do your own thing.’ Hedi Slimane! To feel so frustrated. And I thank anybody who came to this party, everybody who supported, everybody who believed, because people thought it was a joke, and maybe people still do, but I can only grow from this point.”—Rachelle Jean-Louis

  • $yk

    * waits for people to dis Kanye just because he’s Kanye*

    • MY NAME IS EUGENE

      Well,maybe if Kanye starts acting like a grown ass professional man he wouldn’t get dissed.

      You have to remember that he’s the one that makes himself look bad.If you have no respect for yourself or others,how do you think people are going to treat you, $yk?

      Also the throwing tantrum bit he does is old.If you can’t take a bad review or other person’s opinion then get out of the spotlight.And see $yk,i didn’t have to dis no one or spas out to get my point across.

      The world is a stage and we’re all actors on it.
      What character we choose to play is the one seen by all.
      Choose your character wisely.
      Take care $yk and have a blessed day.

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    Come on, that wasn’t a rant by Kayne standards. Kayne is passionate and people should have realized this by now. People should realize that dude doesn’t not follow the mold. As a result, you get genuine genuis. Let that man be.

  • $yk

    “Kayne is passionate and people should have realized this by now. People should realize that dude doesn’t not follow the mold.”

    ^ word double f…

    waddup Eugene…

  • APPLESAUCE

    What? he didn’t lash out at critics. He’s accepting the criticism, just saying that this is his FIRST time, and he just needs time to grow.

    He actually had dinner with the biggest critic of his show afterwards and was very open to suggestions.

    So yeah, fuck off XXL.