Kanye Rents Theater So Underprivileged Kids Can Watch ‘Black Panther’ Themed Fashion Show He’s Working On
Proving that even a self-identified “college dropout” can still take a moment to give back to talented young students, Kanye West paid to rent out a Chicago movie theater so that underprivileged kids could watch a Black Panther-themed fashion show he’s currently working on.
“It’s not everyday that a Hollywood film speaks to our roots, so I feel personally responsible to show these Wakanda-inspired fashion concepts I’m working on to help move the culture forward,” said the 40-year old rapper while 30 models—some clearly European—circled around the movie theater, wearing tattered mesh tops that vaguely called to mind T’Challa’s vibranium suit.
“Look, I know some of y’all look a little disappointed and I get it—I wish I could show you the full ‘Black Panther’ fashion line right now, but I’m still waiting on my design team in Italy to send me more fabric samples. I need it to be perfect. But, hey, consider yourselves lucky. When your parents ask what you learned in school today, you can tell ‘em you learned how to dream, how to communicate ideas, how to advance the consciousness.”
The event was unfortunately cut short after a caged panther was lowered from the ceiling on scaffolding, terrifying many of the children and deeply unsettling their teachers.