Kanye Pursues 'Fashion Dream'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2008 11:50 AM CST
Kanye West arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Days after Kanye West wrote on his blog that he's taking a break from releasing singles to let his latest songs “soak into the culture,” the star rapper is heading in a different direction—toward the London fashion world. The rapper will move to England next year to unveil his clothing line, and he’s applying for internships to learn his new craft, the Mirror reports.

The normally arrogant star is taking an uncharacteristically modest approach to his latest venture, saying, “I’m going to go and take an internship and just do something that’s like completely normal.” Sources say Kanye has applied to work at Louis Vuitton, Raf Simons, and other top fashion houses. “Everyone is surprised at just how seriously Kanye is taking his fashion dream,” one insider said.