In an interview with Fox News, the rapper claimed the clothes were actually kept in construction bags and not in trash bags. Also, he made it clear he is not going to apologise for his ‘creative freedom’.
“I’m an innovator, and I’m not here to sit up and apologise about my ideas. That’s exactly what the media tries to do. Make us apologise for any idea that doesn’t fall under exactly the way they want us to think,” he said in the interview.
According to Fox News, West wanted to challenge traditional fashion conventions by selling the apparel in construction bags.
“I’m up here literally working on homeless shelters. There’s documentation of it where the city came and tore down my creations while I was doing it. So no one can tell me I’m insensitive when that stuff that I think about every single day and actually have put my mind and innovation to,” he was quoted as saying.
“The whole point of why I came to The Gap was to make egalitarian clothing,” he said. “I remember times being in the [Dominican Republic], going to a store and seeing clothes in bins and just seeing people be happy to have a moment of discovery, to think like children. This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is not just some celebrity collaboration. This is my life,” West continued.
The American rapper courted controversy by selling his collection in large bags, which looked like garbage bags. Kanye’s move left the netizens divided on Twitter. While some sided with Kanye others criticised him for his marketing strategy.