Kanye West has given the main reason why he doesn’t smile in photos … and his reason is kinda funny and kinda stupid.
While speaking at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards this week, the rapper-fashion enthusiast said, ‘Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything. I looked at all these people’s photos, and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren’t smiling.’
He continued, ‘People, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, “Why you not smiling?” and I think, not smiling makes me smile. When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling because it just wouldn’t look as cool.’
Translation: Kanye West wants his photos to look as cool as the portraits of unsmiling people hanging inside old castles … and that is why he rarely smiles in photos (he really does smile, though).
Well, no one is surprised that this is coming from Kanye. Afterall, his wife Kim Kardashian recently said she doesn’t smile often because ‘it causes wrinkles.’