Recently, HipHopDX reported [click to read] that Kanye West was looking to explore his artistic options after touring and promoting the release of his fourth studio album 808’s & Heartbreak. At the time, Kanye stated, “I’m going to go and take an internship with something and just do something that’s like completely normal, and just rap on the weekends.”
Looks like Kanye is following through on these plans.
According to the New York Times, Mr. West has his sights on joining the likes of Louis Vuitton or Raf Simons, with an internship as his starting point. As odd as it would be to see a multi-platinum artist begin another career from the bottom, it was equally astounding when West contacted Simons himself.
“I was blown away from the planet when he told me,” the 40-year old Belgian designer told the Times. In disbelief, Simons continued, “I know he’s very serious about this — I don’t take it as a joke — but how can I imagine him being my intern? It’s a very extreme situation.” Simons, who has gained notoriety as one of fashions’ current leading innovators, draws his inspiration significantly from youth culture.
While he awaits an answer, ‘Ye still has other ventures to keep him busy including his own Pastelle line, which is three years in the making and counting.