During Kanye‘s interview with Jimmy Kimmel, not only did the two debunk that their “rap feud” was a publicity stunt, but in a stream-of-consciousness, where he noted discrimination based on class (as opposed to race), Mr. West spoke starkly about luxury and the concept behind it.
The only luxury is time… the time you spend with your family.
Yet, earlier in his conversation with the late-night talk show host, the “New Slaves” rapper mentioned relishing the finer things in life.
I spent two of my checks in telemarketing when I was 18 years old on my first pair of gucci slippers… I care about cool stuff. It means something to me, it means something to a lot of people that are like me.
If you performed the mental somersaults required to keep up with a ‘Ye’s cultural tirade, then you knew the randomness and inconsistency that his monologue presented.
When I was on earth, what did I do to help?
Jimmy Kimmel hit the nail on the head when he told Kanye, “A lot of times I think you bring it on yourself, this kind of misunderstanding about you.” Because, really, who prices sneakers at $250, white tees at $120, and professes to never again want to work with a luxury brand that makes their customers pay too much for their coveted items?
On Power 106′s “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” Kanye says:
If I had the opportunity to design for Louis Vuitton now, I wouldn’t because the prices are just too extreme. And I don’t want to use my message to have kids saving up that much to be a part of what the ideas are. That’s the problem to me with luxury.
Kanye’s Louis shoes were upwards of $800.
Was this what Kanye meant when he said he wanted to help change the lives of people, help make their lives easier? If the real luxury in life is time and family, why go to great lengths to create then promote rubber soles priced at nearly a grand?
Catch Kanye on Power 106 FM.