Kanye West debuted his new clothing collection at New York Fashion Week and folks on social media are not thrilled.
On Wednesday, the rapper sent his Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection down the runway, but sadly, it was not received well by his fans.
One meme already circulating the Web suggests that the collection, which consisted of jumpsuits, leotards and coats all in the beige/brown family, looks like it’s something out of the Walking Dead or Star Wars.
And although it was made very clear on social media that the line wouldn’t be suited for everyday attire, the rapper’s family completely had Yeezy’s back. The 37-year-old’s family, including the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan, sat front row with a few other familiar faces; Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Lorde and Michael Strahan to name a few.
Earlier this week, West came under fire for adding his show at the last minute to the NYFW schedule. The addition angered many designers, including Anne Bowen, who was set to launch her anticipated street collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen at the same time. “We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor- and commitment-cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks,” Bowen told WWD on Sunday. “We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality. And just yesterday we learned that Kanye West is having a show at the same time on the same date as ours.”
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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