Why Kanye West Doesn’t Smile Why Kanye West Doesn’t Smile



While appearing at the Daily Front Row’s inaugural fashion L.A. awards last weekend, Kanye West delivered a speech prior to presenting an award to Milk Studios’ creative director, Mazdacki Rassi. 

And instead of talking about fashion or Mazdacki in light of the event, Kanye chose to explain the real reason why he doesn’t smile in pictures. 

In a nutshell, he doesn’t think it’s cool. 


Kanye explained that after looking through pictures from an 1800s book, he discovered that apparently not too many people smiled in photos back then which he found to be so cool. 

So after that great discovery, Kanye thought he oughta do the same thing. 

Here’s what he said, “Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything," West said. "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."

Kanye’s explanation for why he doesn’t smile is extremely superficial, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from him. After all, he’s married to arguably one of the most superficial people in the world, Kim Kardashian. 

In fact, Kim Kardashian mirrored Kanye’s statements last month and revealed that she doesn’t smile because it gives her wrinkles. 

Gosh…these two are quite the match made in Heaven. 

What are your thoughts on Kanye’s explanation for not smiling? Sound off below.


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