Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may have bigger fish to fry than Nike after getting singled out by famed “Blossom” co-star Joey Lawrence over his fashion originality.
In Joey’s opinion, Mr. West may have borrowed some of his summertime style from him.
“The ‘Joey Russo’ look, honestly, the ripped jeans and the flannel wrapped around the waist? Believe it or not, that was my mom[‘s idea]. We didn’t have social media back then but it took off in a matter of half a season but I could only imagine what it would have done today. It’s pretty crazy because 15, 17 years later, Kanye was rocking, I think, a red and black flannel [shirt] around his waist in Paris to the Louis Vuitton show over the summer and sure enough, I think People or Us Weekly said Kanye’s rocking this ‘Joey Lawrence’ [outfit] in Paris. I’m sure he ‘loved’ that ’cause the fashion icon he is, but, [laughs], I’m sure he’s like, ‘No! This is not Joey! Joey who?!’ Everybody steals my look, it’s all right.” (“Where Are They Now”)
Earlier this year, rap veteran Lord Jamar called out Ye’s fashion sense with a diss record.
“Somebody mad at my hash tag,” Jamar raps. “Instagram, Black man lookin’ half a f*g/With a blazer and vest, I’m just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this q*eer sh*t is Kanye West/He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene/Then he wore a f*cking skirt on the video screen/Then he wore it again at a memorial/I can’t pretend that this sh*t ain’t deplorable/I bet this n*gga thinkin’ he lookin’ adorable/Your music’s good but your ego is horrible…” (“Lift Up Your Skirt”)
Last year, Kanye sparked outbursts from R&B singer Chris Brown and Dipset’s Cam’ron after rocking a kilt during a 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief televised special.
Two of Kanye West’s former confidants are slamming his wardrobe choice at last week’s 12/12/12 Benefit Concert in New York. There were at least two people who didn’t find it all that funny: R&B singer Chris Brown and Harlem rapper, Cam’ron. “That sh*t suspect. Can’t get with that swag. N*ggas gone be wearing heels next,” Chris Brown added on Instagram. (RumorFix)
Cam’ron initially started the anti-kilt tweets days prior to Brown.
Killa didn’t tred lightly last night during Kanye West’s 12.12.12 concert performance. The Diplomat took a moment to call out Kanye West and his fashion via Twitter. “Pyrex and a skirt? Sh*t ain’t adding up And if u co-sign this I’m blocking u!! Straight up. Ima have to save us.” This isn’t the first time Kanye West broke out the leather kilt or as most call it, a skirt. The G.O.O.D. Music general performed numerous times with this very look (minus the hoodie) during the very successful Watch The Throne tour. Is Ye’ too far left field with his fashion look or is Cam’ron hating a little bit. (The Source)
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