Kanye West is still sporting the heavy beard he’s been rocking for months but he’s now sporting a new ‘do – which includes a cross shaved into the back of his head.
The G.O.O.D. Music founder was spotted with the holy new addition on Monday (May 15), amid more public outings as of late. Just days prior, Yeezy was seen walking around Los Angeles with his wife Bianca Censori – while wearing padding from his foot up to his knee.
Naturally this prompted commentary online, including WWE wrestler Matt Cardona clowning Ye for his “kick pads.”
“Kanye is wearing kickpads now?!” he wrote on Instagram. “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!!!”
Check out Ye’s new haircut below.
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Despite the criticism about his shoes, 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.”
The news comes hot on the heels of adidas announcing the plans for its stockpile of Yeezy shoes, after months of debating over the fate of millions of unsold kicks.
On Thursday (May 11), during its annual shareholders meeting, the German athletic and footwear brand — which cut ties with Ye last year over his antisemitic remarks — revealed that speaking with several nongovernmental organizations, even destroying the now-defunct brand’s inventory, were among the ideas to do away with the unsold sneakers. Though, the company ultimately settled on a more humanitarian route.
“Burning those shoes cannot be the solution,” said CEO Bjorn Gulden. “What we are trying to do now over time is to sell parts of this inventory and donate money to the organizations that are helping us and that were also hurt by Kanye’s statements,”
However, details of the company’s plan — such as to whom, when, and how many of the shoes will be sold — were not shared.