Kanye West Kind of Apologizes for Yeezy Season 4
The singer unloaded while performing for the fashion crowd at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party on Friday night.
Kanye West isn't leaving Fashion Week without a fight.
The singer-cum-designer, who was chosen to appear on the cover of the Harper's Bazaar's annual ICONS issue by Carine Roitfeld with his wife Kim Kardashian West, performed at the magazine's third annual celebration at New York City's Plaza Hotel. "At the beginning of this performance, I tried my best to not try. No, I tried to listen to all the reports and shit and I tried my best to stop trying. But I just couldn't do it! I couldn't stop! No matter what they write, I just just couldn't stop! I appreciate you all going on this journey for me. I appreciate all the years you all put up with me learning in front of you and listening to the music at the same time," he said to the crowd, near apologetically, but with serious bravado.
"I appreciate the moment when Carine put her friend on the cover — no, not this moment! — I'm talking about when she put Tom Ford on the cover. And all you motherfuckers were like, 'Oh, Carine over!' She's a motherfucking icon thought! There is only one Carine!"
Beneath a cloud of smoke and orange lights, West performed "Black Skinhead," Famous" (allowing the crowd to sing his infamous line about Taylor Swift for him) and "All of the Lights." West's entire family — including wife Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Tyga, Kendall Jenner and several model pals, and mother-in-law Kris Jenner in a Life of Pablo army jacket over her gown — was there to support the singer and sat in an unroped-off area in the back of the hotel's ballroom with Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, until the performance started.
They were then ushered by security to the front of the room, with guests that included Lauren Hutton, Pamela Anderson, Adriana Lima, Nick Cannon, Kate Upton and a variety of other designers, models and more. After West concluded his set, he stuck around a bit and hung with Roitfeld, made evident by his wife's Snapchat of the singer dancing with the famed fashion editor in the middle of the hotel ballroom.
While West's attempt at a wayward apology may not be enough to get him back into the good graces of the fashion world, it may be a step in the right direction. "I have sympathy for the model [who fell at the Yeezy show]," designer Jeremy Scott said prior to the West performance. "I don't know if they [the shoes] started giving out on the runway. Honestly, I have no idea. My heart breaks for both sides, as a designer I'd be so pained to know that would be going on my runway, and on both sides, it's a no-win situation. As they say, shit happens."