News: Katt Williams Reacts To Kanye West's Louis Vuitton Bashing: "I Hope That's Not What We Use All That Black Power For" [Video]
Monday, Dec 2, 2013 2:15PM
Comedian Katt Williams has dished out some thoughts on Kanye West sparking headlines last week after making diecey comments about high-end retailer Louis Vuitton.
Approached by paparazzi, Williams gave an interesting take on Ye using his power to focus on LV instead of bigger issues going on in the world.
Katt Williams says if Kanye West's going to throw his weight around ... he could do something a lot more important than boycotting a pricey fashion designer. We talked to Katt at LAX and asked him about Kanye's mission ... to boycott Louis Vuitton because he was snubbed by the company's leaders. Katt told us, "I would hope that's not what we use all that black power for" ... and said he didn't realize people were all that mad at LV in the first place. So, bottom line ... will Katt support Kanye's boycott of LV? Wait 'til you hear his answer. He even demonstrates with props. (TMZ)
A few days ago, Kanye said he never suggested people should boycott the company but acknowledged pointing out LV is not as prevalent today as in past times.
Kanye West did not call for a Louis Vuitton boycott. In a radio interview with Sway on Tuesday, November 26, the rap mogul denied that he told fans to stop buying products from the luxury brand. He said, "It's a misconception that I said boycott Louis Vuitton." Kanye, however, additionally suggested that the label was no longer relevant. "You can't boycott Louis Vuitton. I wouldn't tell nobody to boycott a brand that ain't nobody even thinking about no more. Nobody thinking about buying no Louis Vuitton. That brand old. Nobody thinking about that brand. I wouldn't say boycott that brand. I'm talking about some relevancy," he continued. (Ace Showbiz)
Photos of Mr. West and fiancée Kim Kardashian with Louis Vuitton luggage surfaced online last week.
He recently called on his fans to boycott Louis Vuitton after being snubbed by the firm's vice-president Yves Carcelle. However, someone clearly didn't get the memo as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's staff were spotted loading the couple's luggage into a car in New York on Tuesday and a LV tote bag and suitcase were among the belongings. It is unclear if the luggage belongs to Kanye or his fiancé but after the rapper's outburst against the brand, it is surprising the two items weren't immediately banished. (Daily Mail)
Recently, reports of Mr. West calling out Louis Vuitton and asking for a temporary boycott hit the Internet.
Kanye West just ordered all of New York City to stop buying Louis Vuitton ... STAT! Kanye was on 92.3 NOW radio station moments ago when he handed down the edict, saying, "Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January." Kanye says he's trying to make a point to the head of Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, who refused to meet with the rapper the last time he was in Paris. Kanye's point ... Yeezy's got power and influence ... and he's using it to teach Frenchie a lesson. FYI, Kanye's been on an anti-fashion crusade recently, claiming the world's top designers have essentially blackballed him from the industry because he's a black rapper. The crosses Yeezus has to bear. (TMZ)
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