Akon defends Kanye over Gap 'bin bags'
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Akon has spoken out and defended Kanye West over his 'bin bags' clothing display at Gap.
Ye came under fire earlier this week after the reveal of his new clothing line for the Gap, which looked a lot like, well, garbage.
We're not exaggerating – the rapper purposely displayed the collection in what appeared to be giant trash bags.
Many people accused the rapper's idea as being insensitive to homeless people, as shoppers have to route through the bags to find the item they're looking for.
This is how they are selling Yeezy GAP. The sales associate said Ye got mad when he saw they had it on hangers and this is how he wanted it. They won’t help you find ur size too, you just have to just dig through everything pic.twitter.com/GNd08Zv1zC— little miss (@owen__lang) August 15, 2022
However, Akon has now jumped to the defence of West, saying that he 'doesn't think anybody should have to apologise for anything creative' and that people are 'overthinking it'.
In an interview with TMZ, the 'Smack That' singer said: "That's an idea that can make him more money that he possibly could use to create more opportunities for other people.
"I think sometimes people will stop the opportunity before he even gets there because of what they personally think."
He later added: "I would just tell those same people to take the clothes they're not wearing and go give them to the homeless... you do something. Don't wait for Kanye to do it."
Akon also suggested that those criticising Ye for his collection are 'just as bad' as the person they're dragging if they're 'not doing anything' themselves.
"He says he's doing it to put more light on the homeless, to actually create more opportunities for the homeless," he continued. "But you've got to let him materialise that goal first."
West also defended his idea, telling FOX News on Thursday, 18 August: "I'm an innovator, and I'm not here to sit up and apologise for my ideas.
"That's exactly what the media tries to do – make us apologise for any idea that doesn't fall under exactly the way they want us to think."
According to Ye, there's a method behind the madness because the display is actually so customers can more easily access what they want.
He also added that the carriers are actually giant construction bags rather than bin liners.
"This is not a joke, this is not a game, this is not just a celebrity collaboration – this is my life," he added. "I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people."
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