It's been a rough year for Kanye West. After that little fiasco at the VMAs, followed by the groveling and getting his head kicked off by
Jacob Taylor Lautner on SNL, he essentially went into hiding. But a man can only stay down for so long. Like a phoenix rising from the ash, so doth Kanye — or at least, photos of him. West modeled for Bathing Ape's spring 2010 look book. How'd he do as a model? His poses ranged from befuddled Kanye, to top-dog Kanye, to I'm-trying-to-look-serious-and-dangerous-as-I-wear-a-hoodie-with-cute-faces-on-it Kanye. Aw, adorable!
Kanye offered up his thoughts on the shoot and the Bathing Ape brand in general:
THIS SHOOT WAS MAD FUN. THIS COLLECTION USES REALLY GREAT FABRICS, EASY TO WEAR CUTS AND STILL THE OCCASIONAL SUPER EXPRESSIVE DECADENT PRINTS. BAPE RAN THE LAST DECADE AND THEY'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ONE!
Hmmm, well we guess Santa didn't bring him a new laptop with a caps-lock key that isn't broken. That's what happens when we're naughty, Kanye. So, as our last public service for 2009, we'd like to give Kanye this resolution: Dude, you were kind of a jerk last year. If you stop typing like you're yelling, people might like you more. Just a thought. Take it one day at a time, starting right now. Love ya!
Kanye West for BAPE Spring 2010 Lookbook [High Snobriety]