AceShowbiz - Kanye West is no stranger to starting controversies, and now he made headlines once again for wearing a T-shirt with the German Reich's coat of arms emblazoned across it during a shopping date at Balenciaga with wife Bianca Censori.
Ye and his spouse visited Balenciaga's Rodeo Drive location on Wednesday, January 25 evening. In photos surfacing online, the "N***as in Paris" rapper could be seen wearing the tee underneath his black puffer coat. The tee itself featured the word "Bundeswehr" on it, which is the name for Germany's federal defense forces.
That aside, it is unclear why Ye would shop at Balenciaga after the brand severed ties[u[ with him back in October 2022. The decision was made amid his anti-Semitic and White Lives Matter T-Shirt controversies.
"Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist," the French fashion house's parent company Kering told WWD at that time.
The news came as a surprise as creative director Demna Gvasalia has been a close friend and collaborator of Ye for many years. The two even teamed up for their Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collections. The pair also worked together for the hip-hop star's "Donda 2" listening parties and even designed Ye's then-wife Kim Kardashian's masked 2021 Met Gala look.
Just a few days prior to the shopping date, Ye was [u=/news/view/00199556.html]caught on camera having an argument with a paparazzo. In a video that circulated online, the "Gold Digger" hitmaker was seen calling out the pap for filming him without consent.
When the pap asked him about his honeymoon following his secret wedding to the Yeezy employee, Ye wasn't having it. "Stop, just stop," he demanded, before calling the person "antagonistic."
The cameraman later insisted that he "only needs just one shot." To that, the "Donda" artist responded, "You got the shot. But I'm saying, you don't even know. Y'all just jump up on people like this in the street just like…."
The Yeezy designer went on to rant, "You know the first time when I took medication, where I was? I got mad at the paparazzi. You know who the paparazzi was? The same one that shot Britney." It seemed like he was referring to the moment when Britney Spears shaved her head years ago.