Kanye West has finally answered one of the most frequently asked questions about himself– why doesn’t ‘Ye ever smile? Whenever Mr. West is photographed by the paparazzi, the man is scowling. No LOL or smiley face in sight. Even when he’s running the town with wife Kim Kardashian or baby North West, there doesn’t seem to be any joy in his face. What’s the matter Kanye?
During the Daily Front Row‘s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Award show this past week, Kanye took the stage to present an award to one of his greatest inspirations, Milk Studios founder Mazdack Rassi. In his impassioned speech he explains why he keeps a mean mug for the camera saying,“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 and 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 cause it just wouldn’t look as cool.”
Well there you have it folks. Kanye doesn’t smile because smiling isn’t cool.