Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian might seem like they're in a world of their own, but they still find it hard to deal with the negativity they get from others.
Rapper Kanye revealed some home truths in a new interview with Style.com, saying that many of his friends "turned their backs" on him when he began seeing Kim.
The Jesus Walks singer, who launched his most recent Adidas collection with a show at New York Fashion Week last Thursday, said that his romance with Kim hasn't all been smooth sailing – and that he even lost some friends as a result of it, especially those in the fashion world.
"Soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars. And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me," he said while discussing why his first two fashion collections got such a bad reputation.
It's not all bad news though – Kanye says that being effectively shunned by the fashion world gave him the motivation to work even harder to earn respect. "The so-called traction that I was getting in the high-fashion world was completely thrown out the window and I was finally allowed to go to school," he admitted.
"Every day I was in my mom [Kris Jenner]’s house, in my little brother’s old room, Rob’s old room, re-tailoring a Céline skirt, re-tailoring a Saint Laurent jacket, re-tailoring a Zara top, re-tailoring Wolford … And day by day by day, [Kim and I] learned, we got better. We looked at the photographs together and she improved my style, we improved each other."
Kim herself spoke earlier this week about the huge influence Kanye had on her appearance and her reception in the media, admitting that he had thrown away half of the things in her wardrobe. "I think he probably though they [her old clothes] were a bit cheesy. I’d never spent time in London or Paris or seen what style was like around the world, so he wanted to bring in stylists to update my look. And they brought in things like snakeskin that I’d never seen before," she told Love magazine.
Well, with a Vogue cover and an NYFW show under their belts, we reckon Kim and Kanye are giving the two fingers to their haters now!