Kanye West Discusses Adidas Clothing Line, Admits to ‘Douchebaggery’
West has been making music for quite some time, and after marrying model Kim Kardashian, it only seems fitting that he finally launches his own line of designer clothing, right? Dubbed Yeezy Season 1, the clothing line made its debut during New York Fashion Week in February. (Aside from a sold-out pair of kicks, there doesn't appear to be anything for sale via Adidas' website right now.)
During the Times interview, while mentioning a very heavy, ugly table in his house, West said, "I realized that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the douchebaggery would always come through." He admitted to seeing an anger management counselor and shared how that -- along with his family and support system -- has been a tremendous help.
He then compared his clothing line to the revolutionary concept of music file-sharing, stating, "Before the internet, music was really expensive. People would use a rack of CDs to show class, to show they had made it. Right now, people use clothes to telegraph that. I want to destroy that. The very thing that supposedly made me special — the jacket that no one could get, the direct communications with the designers — I want to give that to the world."
He added, "I know this is really harsh, but it's like Before Yeezy and After Yeezy ... this is the new Rome!" You can read the full feature here.