News: Kanye West & Amber Rose Give Back To Homeless In Los Angeles
Sunday, Dec 27, 2009 10:00AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West got into the holiday spirit over the weekend and made a retreat out to Los Angeles to help and serve lunch to the homeless in California.
According to reports, Yeezy was accompanied by his associate Amber Rose at the Los Angeles Mission.
"It's just important [to give back] when you're very blessed," West said. West showed up ready to work. He went straight for the kitchen, put on a apron and got on serving duty. "[It's nice] to spread your blessings and take time out, especially during the holidays to appreciate people who never get that appreciation. It makes me feel really good to come out here, [with] my family, and I just thank ya'll [the Los Angeles Mission] for allowing us to be apart of this." (The Boom Box)
The location is known for helping the needy over the past seven decades.
The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the homeless for more than 70 years. Located in L.A.'s downtown Skid Row district, the organization offers employment, transitional services and rehabilitation to those struggling with substance abuse. (Industry Fokery)
Aside from helping out his peers, West recently commented on his Bathing Ape photo shoot.
"THIS SHOOT WAS MAD FUN," he wrote Thursday (December 24). "THIS COLLECTION USES REALLY GREAT FABRICS, EASY TO WEAR CUTS AND STILL THE OCCASIONAL SUPER EXPRESSIVE DECADENT PRINTS. BAPE RAN THE LAST DECADE AND THEY'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ONE!" (Kanye West's Blog)
Ye's shots were photographed by renowned camera man Keiichi Nitta.
Every season, BAPE releases a much sought after look book for its loyal and newly acquired fans to get a closer and more complete look at upcoming collections and items. The book is less so a catalog but more of a magazine chocked with features and stories tailored around the label's upcoming seasonal collection. This time around, BAPE enlisted the rather controversial but nonetheless popular and widely discussed artist/fashion icon, Kanye West, to model the label's Spring 2010 collection items in a photo shoot by Japanese photographer, Keiichi Nitta. (Freshness Mag)