Before Yeezus, he was Reese'us!
A rare video has surfaced of critically acclaimed rapper and now noted fashion designer Kanye West rapping an early version of his hit song 'Gold Digger' before the release of The College Dropout, with "All Of Me" musician John Legend on keys.
WARNING: The video contains NSFW and objectionable lyrics. Honestly, if you want to skip it, what we're really here to to talk about is his adorably dorky clothes.
We're sorry Kanye, we're gonna let you finish, but your 2003 style choices were the greatest style choices of all time!
As one YouTube commenter brilliantly pointed out:
Not to be so hard on Kanye, all of us made some ridiculous fashion decisions back in the day (we'd show you our 2003 style pics but who even cares who we are?), but there's just something so adorable that this guy:
JOHN GALLIANO is the new creative director of MARGIELA, I heard this rumor when I was in Paris and just received confirmation this morning!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014
It is very exciting to see what powerful creatives do at different houses...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014
Hedi at Saint Laurent, Nicolas at Vuitton and now John at Margiela.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 6, 2014
Is the one wearing this silly orange ball cap.
The guy who told Style.com "So many people told me that it had to have logos or it had to have this, but I fought for exactly what I wanted in my closet. I fought for what was true to me."
Is the same guy rapping in a Reese's T-shirt.
I am so proud of my family Virgil Abloh.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 21, 2015
Seems like just yesterday we were interning at Fendi - now you’re nominated for the LVMH Young Designer Prize.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 21, 2015
Was once kicking it in camo cargos!
The Kanye West we know and love:
Fame is often looked down upon in the design world, so it’s actually been something I had to overcome.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 20, 2015
because I was too famous by the time I realized I wanted to design.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 20, 2015
Was two-strapping it in 2003!
We love you, Kanye West. Please dress like this again sometime.
Oh by the way, John Legend looked adorable too.