Report: Kanye West Seeks Full Creative Control Of Gap Inc.

Published: Tuesday 17th Feb 2015 by David

Kanye West has set his sights on the multinational clothing retailer Gap this year, revealing that he hopes to obtain full creative control of the company.

His plans below…

In a recent interview with ‘‘, West revealed:

Perhaps this is a bit of a demo tape. When I say Steve Jobs of the Gap, as I talk to the people at the Gap right now I’m not talking about a capsule. I’m talking about full Hedi Slimane creative control of the Gap is what I would like to do.

Slimane is the current creative director of Saint Laurent Paris, and now finds himself inspiring Kanye to seek the same role at Gap, following his partnership with Nike which spawned  the Nike Air Yeezy footwear collaboration.

The mogul’s announcement comes after it emerged he served as executive producer on Rihanna’s forthcoming studio album, led by the single ‘FourFiveSeconds’ on which he features.


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  1. Barb Wire February 17, 2015

    Get money Kanye but if it’s like that garbage fashion clothing you served. I’ll pass. And where the f*** is Cake Like Lady Gaga. I have a bone to pick with that f**. Outchea starting ish, holla when you see me b**** *prepares reading material* and stop talking about me on your twitter.

  2. Royalkev February 17, 2015

    Make it happen ‘Ye! He shouldn’t talk about EVERY single plan of his, sometimes you have to just do it! Make us believers ‘Ye! I’d love to see what he comes up with for GAP.

  3. Al February 17, 2015

    Load of s*** just like him and that slutty wife YAWN

  4. Rihyonce February 17, 2015

    He never gives up !!
    I love that !

  5. Rosie February 17, 2015

    Not The Gap lol. Love him.
    Middle America will be MAD if he messes with Old Navy (Gap owned) though.

    • FutureCIARA February 17, 2015

      Gap Inc. owns Old Navy & Banana Republic

  6. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWeave February 17, 2015

    He should use the 4.5seconds video in his sales pitch, since it looked like a throwaway 90s Gap commercial for denim.

    • TRUTH SERUM February 17, 2015

      Lol.. Not nice

  7. TRUTH SERUM February 17, 2015

    Kanye is definitely a creative soul. I just hate the fact that he’s so entitled. My friend is a designer and she went to school for it. She’s masterful at Sketching and sewing. Knows all the boring nuances about construction and fabrics. It’s almost an insult to the artistry for him to think that he supposed to be some fashion genius just because he’s had a good idea or two. I don’t know, he just irks me.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWeave February 17, 2015

      I agree. I feel like he’s passionate, but he doesn’t know the basics of fashion design, and he’s relying heavily on partnerships with other companies – Which is safe and a very typical celebrity-type thing to do. If he really wants to make his mark he needs to step outside the box and create the branding from scratch from a entrepreneurial perspective – Its hard, but its possible, and Pharrell has been doing it with his ‘Ice-Cream’ & ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ lines for almost a decade. I dunno, maybe i’m watching too much Apprentice.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 17, 2015

      I understand how you feel; however, that is what Kanye did in college. Before he was rapper, he was a visual artist and studied that. The reason why he acts out so much is because he’s been sequestered to solely the role of a rapper when he is capable and qualified to do so much more.

      • musicMatters101 February 18, 2015

        Oh please. He is more than just a rapper. He began publicly as a Producer. Thats already two things. He also is a songwriter and a singer thanks to 808s. Thats 4 major titles already. Not everybody is meant to be a crossover into different outlets type of star. Not everyone can be the Jennifer Lopez (dancer, singer, actor, producer, designer, tv personality, etc.), some must stay in their lane in being the (musician mainly only person a la) Mariah Carey.

        There is nothing wrong with being that. Both equally as successful just where one may lack the other picks up in other places. Kanye as a rapper and producer was more than enough. I just want him back to his spoken-word-esc rapping skills/lyrics.

  8. barb-wire February 17, 2015

    i hate him

  9. Stephy. February 17, 2015

    Kanye Is King

  10. Skyfall February 17, 2015

    I’m sorry but Kanye you don’t know anything about fashion and you’re designs suck, your Yeezus shoes were alright but everything from your fashion show look a low budget hot ass mess. Your ego is too big.. Real fashion designers are laughing at you. You’re obviously telling Kim what to west and lately she’s been looking a damn fool with these extra tight ass clothes that have her body screaming for help, you had her looking like Goldust from the WWE at the Grammys it was just a mess. Btw who wears GAP anymore… No shade at all I just haven’t seen it in a while.

    • Mimi February 17, 2015

      LOOL b**** I wear gap, but you killed me with that run down.

    • TRUTH SERUM February 17, 2015

      Lmao… Not Goldust. Lol

    • Rosie February 17, 2015

      I love Kanye but yeah that collection was a Hunger Games/Divergent mess.
      Gap owns a few other popular stores though. Old Navy makes a ton of money.

      • Skyfall February 17, 2015

        Oh yes I love old navy shirts.

  11. Mimi February 17, 2015

    LOOL b**** I wear gap, but you killed me with that run down.

  12. FutureCIARA February 17, 2015

    I’ll be here for this… His music Isnt the same, I dont mind supporting his grind in fashion, Although I dont wear Gap…. I’ll leave that to the raggedy Old Navy.

    And his Fashion show wasnt that bad, He really did have some great separate pieces in there.

  13. Jane February 17, 2015

    No please. NO MORE KANYE CLOTHS!!!!

  14. Black power February 17, 2015

    I’ll pass!!!! That clothing line was a hot ass mess! Focus on putting out another solid album!

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