Kanye West is the undisputed king of the rant, and he's managed to rattle off his unfiltered POV on just about everything: President George W. Bush post Katrina, His God-like musicianship (really?), cargo shorts, Taylor Swift and Jimmy Kimmell. Now, he's going after Parisian luxury label Louis Vuitton.
In an interview with New York radio station 92.3 NOW, the rapper, 36, blasted the label and its Vice President Yves Carcelle, after what he alleges as a snub during a recent trip to Paris.
"What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don't understand why we need to meet with you." West shared."I said, 'let me explain to you why you need to meet with me...everybody in New York City right now don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January'...now do you want to meet with me?' [It's] Influence. They think that I don't realize my power."
This alledged treatment by Vuitton seems a bit odd, as West is a huge patron of the brand, has been photographed in the front row at the label's runway shows, and even collaborated with company on a capsule collection of shoes in 2009.
The interview also found West blasting athletic apparel giant NIKE, who he collaborated on the Air Yeezy sneaker, for not creating "a small facility" for him to "create" and get royalties from the things he creates.
"They want to marginalize me, until I'm no longer relevant. And while I still have this relevancy, I'm going to turn up and be the first artist that breaks through to make long-standing product."
Is this a case of bruised ego or racism?
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