Kanye West: My Friends in the Fashion Industry “Turned Their Backs” on Me Because of Kim Kardashian

Kanye West recently revealed that his friends in the fashion industry “turned their backs” on him because of his association with his now-wife, Kim Kardashian.

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Kanye West, as many of you know, is not just a rapper and an awards stage crasher–he is also an aspiring fashion designer. The rapper has been striving for years to get into the fashion industry, developing shoe and clothing lines that are usually debuted at Paris Fashion Week.

But if anyone believed that his being a musician–and his being Kanye West–would help him in his fashion pursuits, they would have been mistaken. The ready-to-wear collections he showed off back in 2011 and 2012 were both poorly received, and the fashion industry friends he made along the way immediately dropped him once he began dating Kim Kardashian.

“[As] soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars,” West tells Style.com. “And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me.”

He continues: “The so-called traction that I was getting in the high-fashion world was completely thrown out the window.”

Despite the treatment he got for his association with her, Kanye still continues to sing praises of his reality star wife, whom he describes as having “the body of all bodies,” and includes her in all his fashion endeavors.

“Day by day by day, [Kim and I] learned, we got better. We looked at the photographs together and she improved my style, we improved each other… She was always my muse, now she’s become other designers’ muses. Or designers’ muses, because like I said, I don’t want to disrespect designers by calling myself a designer, I just think I have a vision of something that I want to do.”

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