Kanye explains why he always wears massive winter clothes even it's very hot

Tom Fenton

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Kanye explains why he always wears massive winter clothes even it's very hot

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If you've ever wondered why Kanye West seems to have an aversion for weather-appropriate clobber, then wonder no more.

In a recent Instagram post, Ye shed some light on his rather bold fashion choices, which don't seem to change according to the seasons.

This was on full display back at June's BET awards, which the 45-year-old rapper attended wearing a leather bomber jacket, matching cap, Balenciaga Steroid Boots, blacked-out sunglasses, waterski gloves and a face mask.

Kanye's choice of outfit for the BET awards was definitely unusual for June. Credit:  REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Kanye's choice of outfit for the BET awards was definitely unusual for June. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

The musician revealed yesterday (3 September) that he is more than willing to get clammy and sweaty to avoid looking 'regular'.

He wrote on Instagram: “Sometimes I dress like it’s winter when it’s hot ’cause my outfit hot. I’ma sweat before you catch me looking regular.

“At the BET Awards, this n**** that work at Universal asked me [if] I was hot. I told this n****, ‘You work at Universal.’ LOL.”

His post certainly blew up on Instagram, receiving over 1.1 million likes, and over 20,000 comments at the time of writing.

One such advocate was fellow hip hop star Rick Ross, who commented with laughing emojis, before adding: "Ye LEGENDARY."

Heavy outerwear has become something of a trademark in recent years for the 'Runaway' artist, as he is often spotted wearing hoodies and puffer jackets in the scorching Californian heat.

Kanye explained why he wears winter clothes in summer on Instagram. Credit: Instagram/@kanyewest
Kanye explained why he wears winter clothes in summer on Instagram. Credit: Instagram/@kanyewest

In fairness to Ye, he does have a reputation to uphold within the world of fashion.

His most notable foray is Yeezy sneakers, which was made possible thanks to a hugely successful collaboration with Adidas.

Today, the Yeezy brand is one of the strongest and most recognisable in the world, with pairs highly sought-after.

However, West's latest fashion collaboration with Gap has been critiqued online for one of its more eye-catching stunts.

Ye came under fire last month after the reveal of his new Gap clothing line, which - intentionally - looked a lot like garbage.

Indeed, he purposely displayed the collection in what appeared to be giant trash bags, leading many social media users to accuse the rapper of being insensitive to homeless people.

Kanye defended his idea on FOX News, saying: "I'm an innovator, and I'm not here to sit up and apologise for my ideas."

This follows a cascade of recent controversial posts on Instagram, with the Chicago-native even taking aim at Adidas' outgoing CEO Kasper Rorsted for his handling of the Yeezy brand.

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Topics: Music, Kanye West, Entertainment, US News, Fashion

Tom Fenton
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