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Has Kanye West bowed down after a diss record was released criticizing the way he dresses? According to Gawker, Getty Images has confirmed that they were instructed to remove all photos of West from his 12-12-12 benefit show.
Kanye's performance was mostly overlooked that day because the majority of the talk after the show centered around him wearing a skirt during the show. Getty wouldn't give a reason why they were requested to take the pics down, but the timing is a bit odd.
Just two days ago veteran rapper Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian released a diss record aimed at West titled "Lift Your Skirt Up." (listen up top)
"Somebody mad at my hashtag.Black man lookin' half a f*g/With a blazer and vest. I'm just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this que*r 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 looking adorable.Your music's good but your ego is horrible," Jamar raps in the song.
Lord Jamar issued a statement to SOHH regarding his stance on the subject. In it he mentions Lil Wayne and A$AP Rocky along with West
My argument goes back to the skinny jeans. Everything comes together degree by degree. In order to implement something, you have to have one degree. A baby drinks milk before it goes on to solid foods.
The skinny jeans is what introduced that feminine style. When I was coming up, the girls rocked skin-tight jeans. That's what we liked. We liked looking at that. But later you would see some of the homosexuals in the hood rocking that kind of style, rocking the skinny-type jeans and they might have some flip-flops on, dragging their feet around.
We know those dudes in the hood and now that's what these dudes are doing but they think it's cool. I have a son that's 20 years-old and I've had this fight with him about the d*mn skinny jeans. "Nah, you don't understand Dad, that sh*t's not feminine." Yes it is. "The girls love it." I don't care what the girls love. If the girls love wearing make-up, is y'all gonna rock make-up?
Come on, man. Somewhere you've got to draw the line as a man. As a man, you're not going to be rocking dresses. [Lil Wayne at the VMA's show in leggings], that sh*t ain't cool too. I posted sh*t about that too. I posted sh*t like that. Check my timeline, I posted sh*t about A$AP Rocky with the dress, I did all that type of sh*t but it's because I put Kanye's name [in an Instagram post] that y'all are hitting me up. I don't give a f*ck because I don't pull no punches. It ain't nothing against Kanye, personally. I don't know dude. I never met him in my life. But stop introducing that bullsh*t. You were the first one introducing the skinny jeans and then the skirts and now what's the next thing? Pearls? Make-up? Handbags?
First of all, let me just say I'm not angry and I'm not bitter about anything. These are just my observations and you can choose to agree with me or not. None of this is being done maliciously and if anything, this is being done out of love because I love hip-hop, I love the culture, I love Black people and when I see certain things being introduced in a way that it's calculated, I have a problem with that. I have a problem. Especially when the youth is coming up and thinking it's cool because they're using certain individuals who have influence to try to implement whatever it is they want to implement.
I'm not with it. I'm not just going to go along with it, I'm not just going to sit back and then wait to speak on it. They'll put all these labels on you to make it sound like you're the one with the problem. I'm not the one with the problem.
I don't rock skirts. You're never going to see me in them. I don't rock my stuff as baggy as I used to but I'm not rocking skinny jeans.
We may never know why Kanye asked for the removal of the photos. There are plenty of pics of him in a skirt still on the internet. He wore one throughout his "Watch the Throne" tour with Jay-Z.
Do you think Lord Jamar's diss got to Kanye?