Kanye West is defending his stance. The rapper-turned-fashion designer defended his ideas and provided an explanation of his thinking in an interview with other sources on Thursday after facing criticism from social media users over selling his Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga line in stores in bulk trash bags.

Ye told the sources: “I’m an innovator, and I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas. That’s exactly what the media tries to do. Make us apologize for any idea that doesn’t fall under exactly the way they want us to think.”

When a user tweeted a picture on Twitter of how the clothing was being exhibited at Gap stores, claiming that West had allegedly wanted it to be in giant black “construction bags,” Ye and his Yeezy Gap gear went viral on social media earlier this week.

He was also accused of being insensitive to homelessness by several users.

 

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The rapper said in the interview, “This is not a joke, this is not a game, this is not simply a celebrity partnership, this is my life. “I’m battling for a position to be able to change clothes and give the populace the ideal design,” the candidate declared.

“Look to the youngsters,” Ye remarked in an Instagram post last week that has since been deleted. ”  Consider the homeless.  The primary source of inspiration for every design.”  All of the posts on his official Instagram page have since been deleted.

Ye’s Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga goods will be sold in Gap stores, beginning with the company’s flagship location in Times Square, it was announced in July. The collections were previously exclusively accessible online.

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