Kanye West: I’ve Lost Friends Because of Kim Kardashian

Kimye's Style Evolution
Find out how Kim Kardashian's style has evolved since dating Kanye West.

Not everyone is into Kimye.

According to Kanye West, many of his friends abandoned him when he made his relationship public with Kim Kardashian in 2012, shunning the rapper out of the fashion world simply by association with the reality star.

“[As] 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,” he told Style.com. “They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me.”

For West, being outcasted by his high fashion pals simply encouraged him to focus more on designing. The rapper, who recently debuted his Adidas line during New York Fashion Week, admitted that he started working out of Rob Kardashian’s old room when he moved in with Kris Jenner while his dream house was being renovated.

“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, where 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,” he said. “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.”

He added of his wife, “It’s learning. She was always my muse, now she’s become other designers’ muses.”