Nicolas Ghesquière can rest easy tonight. Mega-rapper Kanye West who was unceremoniously rejected from gaining entrance into Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga show in Paris clarifies earlier statements made about being figuratively left at the door. It all started when West after requesting a ticket for the show was declined. West chalks it up to his celebrity and a variety of other reasons but he states plainly that he’s not having an Oprah-Hermes moment.
In fact, West states that he completely understands not being granted access to the show. His latest blog post clears up a previous post and interview that may have been misquoted and/or misunderstood. He says in his latest post:
“I just love the clothes! Lex and I are not there 2 take pictures… I don’t have an album about 2 drop… my tour is sold out… I love fashion and this is one of the funnest things we can make time for! I totally love and respect any designer that won’t let me come 2 there show… it’s their show… they don’t owe me anything… Balenciaga is one of the illest lines right now and I don’t feel any type of way about not getting in!
“There’s always a catch 22 in being a celeb … your motives are always questioned… but only time will show my true love MY FIRST LOVE is for fashion and I appreciate just being in a position 2 afford 2 be able 2 spend a week in Paris visiting shows. I wish everyone could have this experience, the new music you hear, the new people you meet and most of all the beautiful clothes! I understand that some designers don’t want all that unnecessary commotion at there shows, that’s what I mean by “I get a lot of attention” … I feel like music and fashion don’t bridge enough… at least not as much as it did in the 80’s when Madonna and Michael actually influenced designers… there was a give and take.
“I never use my blog 2 clear stuff up… but this is so close 2 my heart I had 2 say something… Anyone saying something negative has it wrong, they’ve got me wrong… I just want 2 make great art on every level and fashion shows are one of the best forms of art in the world. Thank you Paris again for the inspiration!!!