Kanye West has been back in the press as of late with a ton of new looks – and this time he’s bringing back an ’80s staple.
On Thursday (May 25), the polarizing rapper was spotted rocking a black tee with the German word for police on the back, accessorized with enormous shoulder pads that looked suited for a DaBaby or Ludacris video. He also had on flared sweats and a bright blue pair of the sock shoes which he’s reportedly planning to release.
Ye’s wife Bianca Censori was with him as well, but the social commentary was much more concerned with what her husband had on.
“Kanye hasn’t known how to dress in YEARS,” one person wrote. “New shoulder Surgery, who’s this?” another said. A third added: “Ye out here Looking like Ray Lewis after football practice.”
SPOTTED: Kanye West hit the streets wearing blue sock shoes and a t-shirt that reads “polizei” — the German word for police. And of course, his wife Bianca Censori is right beside him! (📸: Backgrid) pic.twitter.com/zTkh1GNo5M
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) May 25, 2023
Earlier this month, Kanye West debuted a new haircut that featured a cross shaved into the back of his head. Just days prior, Yeezy was seen walking around Los Angeles with Bianca – 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!!!”
And these items all may be coming soon to YEEZY, as it was revealed Kanye’s Mascotte Holdings Inc. recently applied to trademark “YZY SOCK SHOES.”
In documents filed earlier this month, 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.”