Kanye Gets His Rant On

Yo Chinchilla I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but ermine is the best fur ever.

Manolo says, if you have not been paying attention to the celebrity news, Kanye West has had some things to say about the fashion bloggers and other playa haterz who have criticized him for wearing fur.

WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, REMEMBER THE FEARLESS, REMEMBER THE DREAMERS, EMEMBER THOSE WHO REPRESENT THE GHETTO…THE FAIRY TALE OF NOTHING TO SOMETHING. I’M BRIEFLY SADDENED BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED, INCAPABLE OR JUST PLAIN IDIOTS. WE ARE THE F*CKING ROCK STARS BABY. NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE MY NIGGAS!! NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE! IT’S FUNNY TO ME WHEN FASHION BLOGGERS DOWN OUR OUFITS AND THEN SUPER JOCK OUTLANDISH SHIT ON THE RUNWAY BUT THEN THEY DRESS MAD PRUDE AND DON’T LIVE FASHION. WE LIVE IT MAN. F*CK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US! WE REPRESENT YOUR INNER SPIRIT!! THE CHILD IN US ALL, THE BRUTAL HONESTY, THE NAIVETY, THE BRAVE WARRIOR, THE ADRENALINE THAT ALLOWS A MOTHER TO LIFT A CAR IF HER CHILD WAS TRAPPED UNDER IT! REMEMBER, THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY DISSED MICHAEL JACKSON EVERY CHANCE THEY COULD. IMAGINE THE PRESSURE OF BEING A TRUE ICON. VERY FEW HUMAN BEINGS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE CONSTANT HATE!!!

… and so forth.

Frankly, the Manolo does not disapprove of wearing the fur, but only if you have either a) gathered the animal from alongside the road where it has fallen following the unfortunate traffic accident, or b) you have killed the animal yourself in mortal combat, armed only with the most rudimentary stone tools.

If you have adhered to either of these conditions, then the Manolo thinks it is okay to convert your newly taken, all-organic pelt into the Louis Vuitton branded, combination muff and fanny pack.

19 Responses to “Kanye Gets His Rant On”

  1. Cat February 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Manolo, I love you.

  2. Bronwyn February 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    There is another reason to wear fur. That is when the fur comes from an animal which has been introduced to a country which has no native mammals of its own and has bred to such an extent that it endangers the native plants and birds. I.e. the possum from New Zealand. Gorgeous fur, and you’re doing New Zealand’s ecology a big favour by wearing it.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Brushtail_Possum_%28New_Zealand%29

  3. La BellaDonna February 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    There is also the nutria, rodent scourge of Louisiana. La BellaDonna believes New Zealand is also overrun with non-native rabbits – of course, her personal solution for that would be introducing an endangered wildcat, whose habitat is decreasing, and whose main diet staple is, interestingly enough, RABBIT. There are the animals which need to be removed because they themselves are a non-native environmental danger. La BellaDonna has also been known to utilize the vintage fur – her attitude is, If the fur, it is as old as La BellaDonna, it would be dead of the old age by now. (La BellaDonna, she does not wear the kitties, though; no, not even the elderly leopard or lynx.)

  4. Jennie February 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Is that your muff or are you just happy to see me?????? Fur or leather is only acceptable if 1. the entire animal is utilized. 2. It was humanely killed.

  5. blackbird February 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    You know, Manolo, I don’t really give a damn if people do or don’t wear fur – I wouldn’t feel particularly comfortable in it but that’s just me. But you? I less than three you.

  6. The gold digger February 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    If it’s cold enough for fur, isn’t it cold enough to cover your tummy?

  7. Jane2 February 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    The Jane loves the fur around the hoods of coats from Russia, as she lives in the nether regions of Canada where the temperature can be -40 for weeks. As well, the Jane lives about 500 miles south of traditional fur trapping country and has seen the devastation on a traditional aboriginal way of life as the trendy urbanites from more temperate climes such as the New York and the Paris disdained fur with theological fervour.

  8. Annoula February 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    I think the bigger issue for me here is atrocious “writing” from Kanye. I’m saddened that people write like this and have the audacity to believe they make sense.

  9. Manolo the Shoeblogger February 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    Oddly, although the Manolo agrees with the Annoula that Kanye’s hyperbolic rant is not the best piece of writing, it is none-the-less very effective, in the rap-music sort of way.

    And, the Manolo also thinks that Kanye has the point, that the celebrities who are most often mocked by the (prudishly dressed) fashion bloggers are those who are are at the least attempting to live fashion (LIVE IT SO HARD!!) and who represent “the adrenaline that allows a mother to lift a car if her child was trapped under it” (whatever that may mean).

  10. SusanC February 4, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Grats to the lady for sporting her muff in public at the exact location of where .. no, I’m not going there….

  11. Imelda Blahnik February 4, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    If one is to spend extended time living amongst the Inuit of Canada or Alaska, or perhaps among Laplanders, or whatever the analog of these peoples is in Russia, then certainly the wearing of fur is most sensible.

  12. jelodi97 February 4, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    “Imma gay fish y’all!!”

    Seriously, go to the South Park website and watch the episode titled “Fishsticks”. Best Kanye takedown ever.

  13. Mimi February 4, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Thank you, Manolo, for your most eloquent statement. The Mimi couldn’t agree with you more.

  14. glamour-geek February 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    How about the inherited fur, where the animal was killed and coat was created long before you were born? I plan to have my great-aunt’s furs (circa 1950s, early 60s) restyled to something I could wear, if it’s not too expensive. I’m recycling.

  15. me February 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Why is it unacceptable to wear fur but it’s perfectly okay to wear leather, snakeskin, crocodile shoes? It sounds like a double standard to me.

  16. Manolo the Shoeblogger February 4, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    The truth be told, the Manolo actually likes fur very much, even as he wishes the process were more humane.

  17. Miss Janey February 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Miss J found the “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” Kanye vastly preferable to the “Imma letchu finish” Kanye of more recent times. She wishes the current Kanye would pull a Garth Brooks and retire for a while.

  18. Jessica D. February 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Even though it is Louis Vuitton, the fanny pack is not fashionable, and will never be fashionable. Talk about adding a pooch to your stomach with that behemoth.

  19. Bronwyn February 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    “The truth be told, the Manolo actually likes fur very much, even as he wishes the process were more humane.”

    The Manolo should then purchase New Zealand possum (aka “eco-fur”) and wear it to his heart’s content. The fate of the New Zealand possum (as many of them as possible anyway) is to be either humanely trapped for its fur, or poisoned and left to rot.

    The super-duper quality furs are used for high end clothing, but the rattier pelts are turned into such things as linings for coats, insoles for shoes, seat covers for bicycles, even nipple warmers! There is a company near where I live that shreds them and makes a sort of yarn out of the twisted bits of furry skin, then fashions that into all sorts of interesting items and trimmings. (http://www.seriouslytwisted.co.nz/?/modules/productIndex/). The fur from dead possums is also mixed with merino wool to make a very luxurious knitting yarn. Any method of making money from possums is money the taxpayer doesn’t need to spend on poisoning them, so do please go shopping. Start right now.

    As much as we would also love to help save the wildcat, it is quite probable that after spending a year or two killing all our rabbits, they would run out of food and start on our poor flightless birds, not to mention our sheep and grandchildren. So thanks La BellaDonna, but no.