*When Kanye West tweeted out a casting call on September 3, calling for makeup-free, “multiracial women only,” he was probably expecting the backlash to come quick — and it did. Twitter, blogs, and fans accused Mrs. Kardashian of colorism and racial fetishism for wanting to showcase mixed chicks in his show. Black girls responded to the casting call by showing up anyway.
Yeezy has responded to the criticism in a new interview with Vogue, and he’s not sorry that the verbiage of the casting call left many of you feeling a certain way.
“The ten thousand people that showed up didn’t have a problem with it,” he said. “How do you word the idea that you want all variations of black? How do you word that exactly?”
West also stands by the fact that he’s “really not here for controversy.” In fact, he would prefer to be invisible.
“When people asked me, ‘if you could have a superpower, what would it be?’ I said the ability to be invisible. And this was before I was famous,” he told Vogue. “Because there’s absolutely no way for me or my family to be invisible, I’ve put that longing for invisibility into the clothes.”
“It was, like, who was going to faint first?” said a guest at Kanye West’s fashion show on Roosevelt Island. https://t.co/XfG7DzqZUP
— NYT Fashion (@NYTFashion) September 8, 2016
Meanwhile, USA Today reports that West debuted his Yeezy Season 4 line to fans at New York Fashion Week and on Tidal on Wednesday, and between the fainting models and poor streaming, it’s safe to say that the show bordered on disastrous.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 3, 2016