Kanye West debuted his second capsule collection over the weekend at A.P.C.'s headquarters in Paris. Presenting six different menswear looks, Kanye first gave a five minute monologue, with some confusing analogies, about how he wishes that people would see him as more than just the best rapper in the world.
The entire speech can be read on Forbes, but here is a snippet:
It's like if you had a housekeeper, and she was the best housekeeper in the whole world, and she said she had the idea to start being a florist. You would pay her three times as much to not follow her dream of being a florist. And what people don't realize is actually my music is better when I'm allowed to eat my food and drink at the same time. I can walk places quicker when I'm allowed to use my right leg and my left leg.
It's like if someone was like, 'You've made so much with your left leg! You're the best left-legged person in the world. You can never use your right leg! Why would you want to do that?!' Look at that. And I swear everything is a cliché. You constantly fight against it. You are constantly to the point where just even in 2013 I just decided to turn up. I said, 'You know what, I tried approaching it in a tasteful way. Let me try approaching it in an extremely non-tasteful way. In a very fuck-the-world type way. Where all of this is a dream. And instead of it being a nightmare or a frustrated expression that you can't get out of, let me see if I can, like, get people to understand this.'
Sometimes when you're in a box you have to punch your way out of the box. You can't always do it surgically. Everyone was giving me the best advice on how to surgically punch my way out of the box of being boxed into one form of creation.