Kanye West Will Recognize Your Fake Air Yeezys, So Don't Try To Pull A Fast One on Him
I unabashedly love everything about Kanye West with every ounce of my being, so yeah, you can add this story to the list: West lightheartedly put someone on blast for asking him to sign a pair of knockoff Air Yeezys. What happened, exactly? A fan handed West the sneakers, and as West signed 'em, he said, “These are not real though, you know that? These are not real.” Did he drop the pen right then and there? Nah. Kim Kardashian's husband-to-be smiled and continued to autograph the shoes. Did the fan know the shoes weren't real? I don't know. But West wasn't going to penalize or humiliate him. He was just going to give him a friendly ribbing. And let him know what is up, natch.
This is just a hunch, but I have a feeling West can spot a knockoff from a mile away. I'm not talking just Air Yeezys. Even knockoffs of items he didn't design. He's a hella detail-oriented artist and he knows fashion. Identifying fake designer duds seems like something that'd be right up his alley. I, on the other hand, do not share West's eye for detail, nor am I as “in the know” regarding fashion-y things. Yeah, if you handed me a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors that were made out of cardboard, I’d call shenanigans. But as far as detecting a subtle stitching discrepancy or whatever, I’m too clueless for that shit.
UGH I love it. And now I'm imagining how West might react when presented with other fake/imitation/knockoff items. I'm running with this. You can't stop me! If I were to try to pass off fake/imitation/knockoff items as "real," WWKWD?
A pair of knockoff Ray Bans
"You get those at Urban Outfitters?" he'd ask. "Credit where credit is due: They look real."
A bowl of Crisp Berry Crunch
He'd realize it wasn't actually a bowl of Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries before taking a bite, but he'd eat the cereal. "You can't fool me," he'd chuckle. "Don't you forget it. Thanks for the cereal!"
Pants that have been washed with store brand detergent
He'd catch a whiff of the laundry soap and immediately know."Why would you buy that stuff?" he'd ask. "You gotta use more of it to get name brand results. Those jeans are cool, though!"
A faux Fendi bag
"I like the color of the bag, but..." he'd trail off. He'd then point at the buckle and shake his head.
A piece of toast "buttered" with margarine
"Are you kidding me? This is not butter," he'd say. "I'll eat this, because I'm not rude. But it's not butter."
He'd call you on your shit, sure, but he'd always be nice about it!