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Kanye West's Yeezy Season 4 Show Was Exactly What You Thought It Would Be

The New York heat and a few broken heels sidelined the rapper's highly-anticipated show. 

Kanye West's unveiling of Yeezy Season 4 took many detours on Wednesday (Sept. 7.)

The artist and his "multiracial" roster of models were on Roosevelt Island for all to see in nude and camouflage pieces. Fans got to take a look into the show once again, thanks to Tidal. The company was home to the premieres of "Fade" featuring Teyana Taylor and the Yeezy Season 3 collection in February. Speaking with Vogue before the big revealing, Kanye explained the meaning behind his casting call for "multiracial women only," a demand that didn't go too well on social media. The rapper claimed he didn't mean to cause any ill-intent with his wording.

“The ten thousand people that showed up didn’t have a problem with it,” West said. “How do you word the idea that you want all variations of black? How do you word that exactly?

Despite the controversy, women of all shades appeared in the show. The catwalk featured Chanel Iman and Teyana Taylor while many other models stood in the heat for a number of hours.

Some models took a seat on the front lawn of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park during the nearly two-hour show. Assistants were seen on live stream handing out bottles of water during the show. The heat also got to model Amina Blue, who became the source of laughter and "Oh, honey" tweets when she was seen taking off her plastic kitten heels on the runway. She later returned to own the catwalk in sandals, but it was too late.

When it comes to the fashion aspect of it all, Kanye just wants to make legendary apparel. “I want to make pieces that can be timeless,” he said. “Pieces that you can pick up out of a vintage store in 20 years and say, ‘Wow, I’m happy I have this.’ ”

Twitter thought otherwise and proceeded to compare the pieces to his previous efforts (amongst other things.)

Check out the encore of the show here.

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Kanye West To David Letterman: Liberals Are Bullying Donald Trump Supporters

Ahead of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction return to Netflix (May 31), details about the veteran interviewer’s upcoming conversation with Kanye West has hit the Internet. According to The Daily Beast, the pair discuss mental health, Drake fallout, and his views on Donald Trump.

In 2018, West used various platforms from TMZ to his personal Twitter account to express his controversial and political standing as it relates to his support of Trump. While he caught flack for it, West told Letterman that everyone should have the right to stand tall in their beliefs.

“This is like my thing with Trump—we don’t have to feel the same way, but we have the right to feel what we feel,” he said. The father-of-four also admitted that he’s “never voted in my life,” and that those who cast a ballot for Trump were “treated like enemies of America because that’s what they felt.” He added that “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!”

The Daily Beast also reported on West’s address of mental health. Here, he pinpointed how the masses interpreted his statements, inadvertently referring to his viral interview on TMZ. “When you’re bipolar, you have the potential to ramp up and it can take you to a point where you start acting erratic, as TMZ would put it,” he said. West continued to unpack his views on mental health, saying, “If you guys want these crazy ideas and these crazy stages and this crazy music and this crazy way of thinking, there’s a chance it might come from a crazy person."

In an interview with Willie Geist of “Sunday Today,” Letterman said he didn’t know what to expect ahead of his sit-down with the Ye rapper. “I was frightened honestly because I had only met him a couple of times on the show, and I knew that depending on the day, you weren’t quite sure which path you were going to be on,” he said.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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