After months of keeping his cool, Kanye West blew up on his blog in one of his classic rants on Friday (January 29) after being criticized by animal-rights organization PETA after he was pictured wearing fur during Paris fashion week.
“When it’s all said and done, remember the fearless, remember the dreamers, remember those who represent the ghetto … The fairy tale of nothing to something,” West wrote in his typical all-caps mode.
“I’m briefly saddened by negative comments, but I have to remember those people are scared, incapable or just plain idiots,” he continued. “We are the f—ing rock stars baby. No cocaine, just life my n—as!! No cocaine, just life! It’s funny to me when fashion bloggers down our outfits and then super jock outlandish sh– on the runway but they dress mad prude and don’t live fashion.”
West appeared to be reacting to PETA’s recently released list of “Worst-Dressed” celebrities, which was topped by Madonna and also featured actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.
“Kanye rants about not winning Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, but what he really deserves is a ‘lifetime bereavement award’ for all of the corpses in his closet,” the slam on the PETA site read. “Kanye, we love the quirky suits, but you can’t claim to be ‘the voice of this generation’ while flaunting fur, which is old-school and cruel.”
He was also taken to task by PETA Vice President Dan Matthews, who said, “Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show,” referring to the floor-length lynx fur coats West and girlfriend Amber Rose wore during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. “He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.”
West, who has kept his cool since being heavily criticized for jumping onstage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards in September, could seemingly not hold his tongue this time.
“We live it, man,” he continued on his site. “F— that, we live it!!! We live it so hard people live through us! We represent your inner spirit!! The child in us all, the brutal honesty, the naivety, the brave warrior, the adrenaline that allows a mother to lift a car if her child was trapped under it! Remember, there was a time when everyone dissed Michael Jackson every chance they could. Imagine the pressure of being a true icon. Very few human beings are strong enough to take constant hate!!!”
He goes on to say that he feels criticized when he does creative things and then equally dissed when he colors outside the lines. “At the end of the day, who are we hurting???” he asked. “Oh, ‘the new black???’ Since Barack is president blacks don’t like fur coats, red leather and fried chicken anymore?! When you truly understand cultural settings, boundaries and our modern day caste systems, then you can feel the glory and pain from the days of kings in Africa to the new kings of the media. Let the ball players dance after they score! It’s life my n—as, it’s life!”
Finally he said, “Remember clothing is a choice. We were born naked!!! Fresh is an opinion, love is objective, taste is selective and expression is my favorite elective.”