An inspirational message from Kanye West – Quartz

February 12, 2015 11:58 PM

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An inspirational message from Kanye West  –  Quartz

Kanye West presented the new collection of sneakers and clothing he made with Adidas along with a new song today at New York Fashion Week. The crowd included his wife Kim Kardashian and daughter North West along with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, fashion designer Alexander Wang, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and many other notable artists and fashion editors. Obviously aware of the glaring spotlight he invited and the inevitable judgment awaiting his collection—which included nude body-stockings, camouflage jackets, and holey sweaters, along with his long-awaited Yeezy Boosts—West delivered a message, documented by GQ, about creating art when you fear being judged.

There’s a series of, you know, people who like writing negative comments. They want to joke around and say, Why is he still trying? You know, if I see something, if I see an opportunity I’m going to go for it. I’m here to crack the pavement and make new grounds, you know, sonically and society, cult...

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