Kanye West Getting Shunned By Corporate America Because Of Latest Rant?

by Alvin Aqua Blanco September 19, 2013, 12:43pm Last week, Kanye West went on a rant at a Pusha T listening session where animatedly bigged up his G.O.O.D. Music artist and hurled shots at corporate America. Reportedly, Yeezy’s candor may have cost him some deals he’s been seeking out with the same people he sh*tted on. Reports the New York Post : We hear West is seeking sponsors for his various creative endeavors, including his guerrilla-style music performances, art installations and fashion line. But West hosted a listening party last week for Pusha T’s new album, My Name Is My Name, at Industria Studios, and commandeered the microphone to embark on a expletive-filled rant against corporations and sellouts. I don’t give a [bleep] about none of these corporations, none of these [bleep] sellouts, this [bleeping] Pusha T, he yelled. Even worse West admitted he was a little off that Goose right now, supposedly referring to Grey Goose during his rant even though the party was sponsored by Hennessy. Then the next day, West missed a Hennessy-sponsored birthday party for rapper Nas, which left Hennessy brass disappointed, sources told us. Although the aforementioned entity may feel a certain way, we call b.s. on West being able to score a corporate deal (“Sponsors are scared away because he’s so unpredictable,” said one of the Post’s sources). Mainly because as long as your business partner can make money off you, you can pretty much say anything you want. Money always trumps all in these sort of things. The same people that made money off Public Enemy during their heyday, are gladly making off any profitable nihilistic rapper you can name since Pro-Black rap stopped selling well. Also, Yeezy has been ranting and raving for years andit hasn’t exactly slowed his success.

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The rapper, who is currently in London for a performance on Later… with Jools Holland this evening (September 17), met with Saville earlier this week to discuss what the designer describes as a “very casual” collaboration. The designer, who famously designed the ‘Closer’ artwork for Joy Division, revealed that West is looking for something similar to Adolphe Mouron Cassandre’s logo for Yves Saint Laurent and said to him: “Youre Cassandre.” Speaking at the V&A Museum last night (September 16), Saville told Dezeen : “He wants a YSL. Were looking at ways of writing Kanye West. What does Kanye and Kanye West look like written down?” Saville also mentioned the ‘Yeezus’ rapper’s interest in design. “He loves architecture, he loves Le Corbusier,” Saville said. “He’d get Le Corbusier to do a building for him if he could.” Meanwhile, West has been charged with battery and attempted grand theft following his scuffle with an LA photographer in July. The rapper is now due in court in LA on October 10 for an arraignment, at which point he will hear the charges made against him and have the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. Each of the two charges West faces carries a maximum punishment of six months in prison. Joining the rapper on tonight’s episode of Later… with Jools Holland, the first in a new series of the long-runing new music show, will be Kings Of Leon, Drenge and Lorde.

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“It’s not just a matter of good sound; there is the sound, the lyrics, his own outfits, the album cover, the video clips everything is perfectly taken care of and he creates poetry for your spirit and body.” RELATED: DESIGNERS SAY THEY’RE WORRIED KANYE WILL TRY TO STEAL THEIR IDEAS Zanotti, who is famous for his luxury sneakers and heels, also vouched for West’s designing chops and ability to be part of changing trends. “He was not afraid of facing such a dangerous world such as the fashion one, he was not afraid of shouting to everyone who he is,” Zanotti said. The duo previously worked together on a pair of pearl-studded calfskin sandals that retailed for nearly $6,000 as well as all-white sculpted “Cruel Summer” sandals, which were inspired by the G.O.O.D. Music album with the same name. RELATED: KANYE WEST CLOTHING COLLECTION SELLS OUT Could we be seeing another Zanotti-West collaboration in the future? Zanotti would be on board. “I really would love having a guest designer like Kanye during Milan’s fashion week,” he told Life + Times. He could shake the system with his adrenaline.” Zanotti even admitted he would consider branching out into clothing, but only if he had the right partner. RELATED: KANYE WEST LAUNCHING APC DENIM LINE “If Cristophe Decarnin or Kanye would like to team with me, I would like to design a pair of jeans and a T-shirt with them, nothing else,” he said. “Other than that, just shoes.” West debuted his first line in 2011. In July, his collaboration with A.P.C.

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