Renown American Singer, Rapper and Song writer Kanye West has praised Pharrell Williams for showing hi the way in Fashion.
In a telephone conversation, published by Hypebeast, West said Pharrell’s fearless character has moved him to the current culture.
“I think one of the things that you, Pharrell, inspired in me was this fearlessness to break the mould. You’re the inspiration. Before I wore a pink polo you were wearing a pink polo. That lineage is mapped out and proven, and you can go from then all the way up to the moment we have in culture now. You broke down the doors in fashion for us,” said West.
He goes on to liken Pharrel to Michael Jackson and the way he fashioned and design the Black culture.
“In a way you (Pharrell) are very similar to Michael Jackson, in the ways where Michael Jackson was doing covert, super gangsta stuff, like he’d just pop the needles off. He kissed Elvis Presley’s daughter on MTV. Black culture used to be… we used to be fronting all night, but Michael was doing stuff that was different to what we were programmed to understand as being what we should do. He bought The Beatles’ back catalogue,” he said.
He added that it is time to call off any bid to tear down our heroes –not on social media, not in documentaries.
“We should have something that says we can’t allow any company to tear down our heroes. Not on The Shade Room, not on social media and especially not in documentaries. I’m like every time the media isn’t happy with me it’s like, ‘Here they go. They’re gonna come and Wacko Jacko me.’ Which in some ways, they’ve tried to do,” added Wset.
West ventured into fashion in 2009, when he collaborated with a world-famous shoe company, Nike. The duo released West’s own shoe brand, Air Yeezys.
West also introduced a shoe line for Louis Vuitton for Paris Fashion Week, and he has fashioned footwear for Giuseppe Zanotti and Bape.
Pharrell is an American rapper, songwriter and singer, record producer, drummer, and fashion designer.