Kanye West On Why Not Smiling Makes Him Er, Smile
Ever wondered why Yeezy refuses to flash his pearly whites? Of course, only Kanye has the answer...
Speaking at Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards, West revealed that not smiling makes him er, smile. Over to you, Yeezy…
"Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything", the Power rapper stated.
"I looked at all these people's photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, 'Why you not smiling?' and I think, not smiling makes me smile.
"When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling 'cos it just wouldn't look as cool."
He went on to add that fashion "defines" time, concluding: "In my opinion, God is the number one creator, and any time we create, we're an extension of doing his work on earth.
"That's why we're here. What can we do for humanity? And you know, in a way, fashion is what defines the time."
Kanye also hit the headlines over the weekend after Rihanna premiered their collaboration FourFiveSeconds, which also features Paul McCartney.