Kanye West may be famous for ruffling feathers, but the rapper let his guard down on a recent interview with Radio One’s Zane Lowe, breaking down into sobs when discussing his late mentor, Louise Wilson. The fashion professor passed last May at the age of 52 after a battle with breast cancer, leaving the fashion world mourning a brilliant mind. Kanye became so overcome with emotion that he took a pause from the interview to collect himself, later returning and saying “This never happen s
Wilson began teaching Kanye in the late 2000’s when he became interested in learning about fashion. She also taught famed designers like Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney.
When speaking to Vogue in 2011, the late professor said, ‘I have known Kanye for about two years. He is very knowledgeable about fashion and interested – he is also interesting, he has an individual point of view.”
Nothing should be exclusive,’ he said. ‘Everyone should have an opportunity to drink from the same fountain. The idea of exclusivity is a new colored people fountain. We have to reboot that mentality for an entire generation.’
The interview came after his performance at yesterday’s Brit Awards, which took place at London’s O2 arena. He was repeatedly censored for his use of the N word, which shocked Taylor Swift, who was also in attendance.
If these first two months are any indication, it’s shaping up to be a killer year for Kanye.