Kanye Co-signs Collection ‘ Last N*ggas in Paris’?
When Jay-Zand Kanye dropped their collaborative album, “Watch the Throne,” one single stood out from the entire record. That being – N*ggas in Paris. From the trade-off verses, catchy one-liners and insane beat and production, the energy was immaculate and continues to “get us goin'” when we hear it.
But believe us, it wasn’t necessarily the title we were feeling, given the racial politics in our society. Some folks, including Beyonce’s buddy Gwyneth Paltrow, thought the track gave them an n-word pass.
And now, the loaded phrase returns.
Kan-yeezy, in his passion for fashion and approval from elite designers, has reportedly given French Designer Jean Toitou, of luxury brand A.P.C the go-ahead to name his latest collection ‘Last N*ggas in Paris.’
The fall/winter collection features White male models dressed in camel overcoats ( often worn by Kanye), gray sweats (often worn by Kanye) and Timberland boots ( and also often worn by Kanye).
Touitou’s explanation of his musical muse:
I call this one look Last N—-s in Paris. Why? Because it’s the sweet spot when the hood meets Bertolucci’s movie Last Tango in Paris. So that’s N—-s in Paris and Last N—-s in Paris.“
…”It’s nice to play with the strong signifiers. The Timberland here is a very strong ghetto signifier. In the ghetto, it is all the Timberlands, all the big chain. Not at the same time – never; it’s bad taste. So we designed Timberlands with Timberland.”
Ghetto signifier. Hmmm…. Annnd scene.
To support this ideology, Touitou explained the collaborative relationship he and Kanye share, noting that he sent the idea and visuals to Kanye and the response was “something like, ‘I love this vibe.’
We’re giving this collection and co-sign major side-eye. And we were relieved to see that Timberland was not here for this mess and has discontinued its involvement with the line, Details HERE. But we definitely want to know what you think!