COMPLEX – “A Day In the Life of Kanye West, Fashion Intern”

BFred, you son of a gun.

For whoever hasn’t heard already, Kanye West said that he’s going to offer his intern services to a fashion house like Louis Vutton. While it was surprising to hear him say that – and from what I hear, he’s actually dead serious about it – I’ve always told people that dude seemed madd humble when I met him at the listening party for Late Registration a few years ago. And in my opinion, he needs some outside fashion help based on the first few efforts I’ve seen him rock from his Pastelle clothing line; I don’t know if the designs are just going over my head, but I’ve liked his previous fashion sense, and this is the amongst the first material I’ve personally disapproved of. But that’s not snark – one thing I really respect about Kanye is that he goes the extra mile in everything that he does – he’ll always put extra effort into his music videos, enlisting artists like Takashi Murakami and KAWS to handle his album artwork,  and I’ve heard stories of him walking between seven studios at once to supervise different songs that he’s working on. He understands that passion and the work ethic/productivity are what’s needed to make things happen, and he’s doing that.

But I digress. COMPLEX magazine just put together a piece chronicling what a day of Kanye West interning would be like. Brendan Frederick – formerly of XXL and Mass Appeal – has really helped revamp COMPLEX’s online content, and I’m proud to say that I’ve gotten to work with him. This is just more of the piff that he’s known to bring. Excerpt:

10:23 AM
• Kanye satisfactorily finishes assignment (after 15-minute break to send Don C out to pick up Louis Vuitton Band-Aids for his paper cut).

10:25 AM
• Kanye sends out second company-wide, subject-only email: “THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR MAKING MY FIRST COPYING ASSIGNMENT NUMBER ONE IN THIS COMPANY’S HISTORY, EVER!!!! I SENT A COPY OF MY COPIES TO MY BOY FROM THE A AND HE SAYS THE STAPLES ARE PERFECT!!! THIS IS A COPYING AND STAPLING JOB NOBODY CAN FRONT ON!!! I’VE BEEN HEARING THAT STREET NIGGAS THAT HAD CONVERTED TO ELECTRONIC CORRESPONDENCE ONLY ARE GOING BACK TO PAPER ON THE STRENGTH OF MY JOB! IT REMINDS ME OF MY FIRST ASSIGNMENT WHEN EVERYBODY SAID I COULDN’T GET THE COFFEE ORDER RIGHT!!! ME AND THE CANON IMAGEPRESS C1 ARE GONE CHANGE THE DOCUMENT REPRODUCTION GAME FOREVER!!!

Perfect.

For the rest of the piece, click here.