News: Kanye West Offers Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Louis Vuitton Kicks, Promises Fashion Focus In 2009

Monday, Jan 5, 2009 11:48AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Recently caught on video while shopping during the holidays, rap star Kanye West confirmed rumors about an upcoming pair of signature Louis Vuitton sneakers dropping this summer.

Spotted by TMZ as he exited a Louis Vuitton store, the multi-platinum selling rapper publicly revealed the new kicks when asked what he was doing in the popular shop.

"I was just showing them my new Louis," Kanye explained. "I can't show you too much of that, though. These aren't coming out until June."

The mega producer also addressed his highly publicized airport brawl in Los Angeles' LAX last fall.

"That airport thing didn't really happen," he jokingly confessed. "It was an optical allusion. That didn't really happen."

Before exiting to his vehicle, Kanye promised his focus on 2009 would be on "clothes."

As previously reported by SOHH, Ye recently announced plans to step aside from music to focus on exploring fashion as a possible intern.

"I was blown away from the planet when he told me," famous designer Raf Simons told The New York Times. "I know he's very seroius about this -- I don' take it as a joke -- but how can I imagine him being my intern? It's a very extreme situation."

No official word or statement has been released by Ye's reps as of today (January 5).

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