Within himself, Kanye West is a fashion statement. In many ways, the unique style of dress exhibited by Kanye West led to other rappers being willing to “be themselves.” Kanye West has since gone from being considered a “weird” rapper to being accepted as one of the most-masculine rappers in the game. According to Kanye West’s conversation with GQ, this may not have been possible had it not been for the popular blog, The Sartorialist.
GQ recently caught up with Kanye West and he spoke on The Sartorialist and some of his favorite fashion poses. After being out of the spotlight for well over a year, not including his run with Jay-Z for their Watch the Throne album, Kanye West has returned, recapturing the spotlight. Currently, the Chicago rapper is preparing his upcoming album, Cruel Summer, with his G.O.O.D. Music crew and is continuing to promote Watch the Throne.
Read excerpts of Kanye West’s interview with GQ below:
Kanye West on Schuman:
“Scott gave me my first opportunity to be photographed in a different light than the normal rap way. So anytime Scott does anything, I don’t care where I am in the world, I’ll be there.”