Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Tyler The Creator Work Animal Prints At The VMAs

Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne all wear animal print to the 2011 VMAs.
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Who said fashion was a lady-exclusive space? I know we’ve been focusing on the sartorial adventures of those VMA attendees of the fairer sex, but we’re down to recognize that dudes didn’t just bring it, they unloaded it and merchandised it in perfectly parallel three-finger-spaced rows on the table. So much so they’re even dictating TRENDS. Yea, you heard me (or read me, you get the point). A hearty standing O began at first sight of those leopard skinnies and has continued into the afternoon here at MTV Style for the collective exemplary display of animal print made by Justin Bieber, dad-to-be Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne.

The Biebs wore the print on his feet in the form of leopard-mimicking chukka-style sneaks. What’s more is the Belieber Leader was toting a LIVE animal (his pet snake, Johnson—LOL, we know) up and down the red carpet. We’re not sure if it counts, but like, still impressive. Hopefully Johnson didn’t catch a glimpse of HOV’s RSVP Gallery snakeskin brimmed snapback, else Justin may have had a lot of explaining to do. WE saw it, though, and are still just as in love with it as we were when we first spied it in the “Otis” music video. Weezy took the biggest risk, dressing his entire lower half in grayscale leopard print, but Wayne’s skate + swag style lends to this kind of printed-pants adventurism.

Tyler the Creator wears a double dose of animal print to the 2011 VMAs.
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BONUSSSSSSS! Tyler the Creator clearly already fits in this trend with the subtle leopard underneath the bill of his hat, but what really makes his outfit take the animal-trending cake is that insane/incredible/100% covetable tee. The tie-dye crew neck features the face of an adorable wide-eyed kitty graphic printed on the chest. Get it?! The ANIMAL is PRINTED on the tee!!?! *switches to decaf*

+ Whose animal print did you like best: Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, or Tyler the Creator?

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