Kanye West has been clowned by a professional wrestler over his knee-high “kick pads” outfit.
Ye was recently spotted walking around Los Angeles with his wife Bianca Censori while notably wearing padding from his foot up to his knee.
Photos of Kanye West’s new look went viral last week, with WWE wrestler Matt Cardona chiming in on the discussion by sharing an image to his 1.8 million followers on Sunday (May 14).
“Kanye is wearing kickpads now?!” he wrote in the caption. “He looks like an Indy worker now. Is he coming after THE INDY GOD?! Be a man Kanye..c’mon don’t be scared…you’re running from Broski…that’s what I heard!!!”
Instagram users took to the comments of Matt Cardona’s post to react to Kanye West’s new outfit.
“Kanye 100% doesn’t know what they are used for,” one person wrote.
Another said: “He about to wrestle at wrestlemania.”
Despite the criticism, it looks like the item may be available to the public soon. Last week, it was revealed Kanye West’s Mascotte Holdings Inc. applied to trademark “YZY SOCK SHOES.”
In documents filed on May 4, Ye offered a brief description of his latest clothing item, writing: “Socks; socks with leather soles,” although a proposed retailer wasn’t disclosed.
Speaking to Vogue Business in October, Kanye West explained how he currently saw himself in the same vein as George Lucas and Quincy Jones in the fashion world.
“You know, specifically in this fashion context, I see myself more as a George Lucas than a fashion designer,” he said at the time. “I work with true, true, true fashion designers.
“Like Shayne, like Demna, like Riccardo Tisci… My main job is to be a producer, in a Quincy Jones sense. Who takes a symphony of ideas and then plays a song.”