Kanye West Doesn’t Want You to See Him in a Skirt, Wants Images Removed [Details]

Rucuss staffFebruary 6, 2013

Kanye West is going to great lengths to remove photos of himself wearing a leather kilt.

Its unclear why West wants the photos removed, but he requested Getty Images to remove all of his photos from the Sandy Benefit Concert. West wore a black leather kilt during his performance at Madison Square Garden in December.

According to Gawker, Getty confirmed that the request was made but they didn’t give a reason why he wanted the images removed.  They simply obliged his request.


West’s request comes on the heels of Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar dissing the Chicago rapper for wearing skirts on the song, Lift Up Your Skirt. He accuses West of feminizing Hip Hop. In the song, Lord Jamar raps:

Instagram, Black man lookin’ half a  f*g/ With a blazer and vest, I’m just  amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this q*eer sh*t is Kanye West/He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene/Then he  wore a f*cking skirt on the video screen/Then he wore it again at a memorial/I  can’t pretend that this sh*t ain’t deplorable/I bet this n*gga thinkin’ he  lookin’ adorable/Your music’s good but your ego is horrible…

Lord Jamar tried to explain his stance and lyric in an interview with SOHH:

First of all, it’s not just jabs at Kanye West. It’s anybody promoting the  feminization — of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out  there, rocking dresses and all of that type of sh*t, I might shoot a jab at. But  Kanye is one of the ones right now that’s representing that movement. He’s one  of the first ones that you see in a skirt. Now you  got other people following suit and rocking full-out dresses or they’re trying  to rock kilts. We’re not Irish. We’re not Europeans. Rocking kilts and all that  is just another excuse to introduce that skirt style. You understand what I’m  saying? And I’m not with it. This has nothing to do with sexuality, who they  choose to be with and all that, I’m not even talking about that. I’m talking  specifically about, what is hip-hop? And that’s not hip-hop. Rocking dresses  with mean faces, that’s not hip-hop.”

West’s request to remove photos from Getty may not have had anything to do with the diss track but the timing is strange. Before wearing a kilt at the benefit concert, West wore one throughout the Watch The Throne Tour. So its no denying he’s the pioneer of the skirt trend.

And this is not the first time West has been riduculed about it. Chris Brown commented about the trend after Necole Bitchie posted the photo above on Instagram.

Brown does have a point.

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