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Kanye West may have spoken out against the high fashion Louis Vuitton brand recently, but the 36-year-old rap mogul may be raising eyebrows after he was recently spotted with some items containing the "LV" imprint.
"Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January," West said while visiting the 92.3 NOW radio station recently.
The rap mogul who strives to be a fashion icon has been making his media rounds while embarking on his "Yeezus" tour where he has also spoken about how the fashion industry does not respect him. West spoke about how Yves Carcelle, the head of Louis Vuitton, refused to meet with him and spoke negatively about the brand when visiting SiriusXM radio show "Sway In The Morning" earlier this week.
"You can't boycott Louis Vuitton. I wouldn't tell nobody to boycott a brand that ain't nobody even thinking about no more," West told host Sway Calloway. "Nobody thinking about buying no Louis Vuitton.That brand old. Nobody thinking about that brand."
However, TMZ spotted West and his entourage leaving New York City recently with Louis Vuitton luggage after his tirade against the brand.
West previously spoke about how his issues with being snubbed by the fashion community caused him to proclaim himself as a god.
West's "I Am A God" is a song featured on his recent album Yeezus. The boisterous rapper revealed that the song's inspiration came about when he was denied access to some shows at last year's Paris Fashion Week.
"So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote 'I Am A God' ... Cause it's like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can't go," West previously told W Magazine. "Man, I'm the no. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix."
The rapper likened the shunning in Paris to blasphemy.
"You can't say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can't come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn't go is just ludicrous," West said. "It's blasphemous- to rock 'n' roll, and to music."