Kanye West on His Old Outfits: 'Yeah, Kill Self.'

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You know how, occasionally, you'll suffer through the cringefest that is looking at (and possibly deleting) your old Facebook photos? Fingerless gloves, newsboy caps, suspenders, dresses over pants — all the ghosts of outfits past are there, mocking you.

Kanye West is overcome with a similar feeling when he sees years-old pictures of himself. But he feels that feeling even harder because he's Kanye.

From the rapper's recent interview with The New York Times's Jon Caramanica:

Caramanica: "You look at your outfits from five or seven years ago, and it’s like..."

West: "Yeah, kill self. That’s all I have to say. Kill self."

Which seems pretty dramatic, but, it becomes clear in the article that Kanye is just a sensitive guy. Very sensitive. Here's what he had to say about the backlash that followed his appearance on Keeping Up With the Kardashians,

Caramanica: "On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, there’s a really affectionate scene where you go and help Kim sort through her clothes."

West: "That was from a place of love. It’s hard when people read things in a lot of different ways. You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore. And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help."

Kanye will have to develop a thicker skin if he decides to move forward with his design career. Speaking of which!

"I sat down with a clothing guy that I won’t mention, but hopefully if he reads this article, he knows it’s him and knows that out of respect," West told the NYT. "I didn’t mention his name: this guy, he questioned me before I left his office:, 'If you’ve done this, this, and this, why haven’t you gone further in fashion?' And I say, 'I’m learning.' But ultimately, this guy that was talking to me doesn’t make Christmas presents, meaning that nobody was asking for his [stuff] as a Christmas present. If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me."

Don't talk to him.

Who do you think the nameless man was, though? Riccardo Tisci? A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou? Guesses welcome!
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