Kanye Explains Why He Wore Blue Contact Lenses To The Met Gala
"Vibes," he said. But fans weren't feeling it.
The Met Gala is all about taking fashion risks and Kanye West pushed the envelope last night with his eyes. The rapper came to the annual event in New York City donning blue contact lenses with his metallic Balmain jacket. When asked why he was wearing colored contacts, the rapper told E!, "vibes."
Fans weren't exactly feeling Kanye's vibes. "Kanye look like a damn zombie with those blue eyes," said one. Another wondered if Kanye was interpreting the Met Gala's theme of fashion in the age of technology with his look. "Kanye would interpret futuristic, evolution into a higher/improved form as a black person with blue eyes."
Many referenced Toni Morrison's classic book, The Bluest Eye, which is about a young black girl who desperately yearns to change her appearance.
This isn't the first time Kanye has experimented with his eye color. According to Billboard, he rocked a similar look while performing on Saturday Night Live in February.