Why does Kanye WestÂ neverÂ smile?
He recently attended the Daily Front Rowâ€™s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles AwardsÂ where he present Mazdack Rassi with the Fashion Innovator of the Year award.Â Before introducing theÂ founder and creative directorÂ of Milk Studios, he seized the opportunity to get a few things off his chest in a fashion (no pun intended) only Kanye West can.
“Since this is the very first presentation of the very first Fashion Los Angeles Awards, Iâ€™m going to take longer than all the other presenters,” says Kanye. “And this doesnâ€™t mean that other peopleâ€”Iâ€™m taking up all your time so everyone else is really short.â€ The rapper then went on to elaborate on numerous topics, including his perception of fashionâ€™s ability to save the world. â€œI believe that the world can be changed, the world can be saved, through design, through unselfish design, through unselfish creation. God is the number one creatorâ€”Iâ€™m a Christian, Iâ€™m not trying to force my opinions on anyoneâ€”but in my opinion, God is the number one creator. And anytime we create were the extension of doing his work on Earth.”
He presented the award and also explained why he rarely cracks a smile in photos. HeÂ says it is a 19th century book he found in a Parisian flea market. “I looked at all these peoples photos in it and it looked so regal. And their outfits were incredible, and they werenâ€™t smiling,” he said. The same goes for paintings in old castles, he said. â€œPeople are not smiling, â€™cause it just wouldnâ€™t look as cool.”