Based on the severe backlash he has gotten the past few days, I am going out on a limb that he won’t be pulling this stunt anymore. On the surface, let’s hope that this backlash will nip this trend in the bud, Kanye withstanding.
This colossal push to strip men of their masculinity has been popping all over pop culture the last few years and it seems like an hidden agenda has been set in motion. What is that agenda? It’s just ‘fashion’ is the sentiment provided by his childhood friend Marlon Wayans who got into a twitter war with outspoken rapper/actor Lord Jamar who took exception to his style of dress for his interview on The View.
Is this a trend you support?
Check out Jon Stewart and the Daily Show’s take on the shitstorm Jay Z has been hit with since it has been discovered that Barney’s his newest corporate sponsor has been racially profiling its black customers.
Wendy to her credit was tackling these issues years ago when she was a super popular radio dj WBLS here in NYC. Like she said in the video she is Hip Hop all the way and has a great insight on this never ending issue.
Kanye West x Rolex. Although Kanye does not have an endorsement deal with Rolex (at least one that is public), he has mentioned numerous times his love for the luxury watch brand as well for the custom watch designs of company Black-Out Concept. The company designed Kanye’s custom Rolex which is literally blacked-out.
“It looks hard, it looks really cool,” Kanye explained. “It’s a new take on a classic watch.” He also likes the fact that they take a Rolex and literally “paint it black.”
The watches run anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. Check the official website out. Here are pics of Kanye’s designs.