Kanye West sportswear line launch in Sydney axed at last minute

Speculation in the US last week that Kanye West’s recent statements on President Donald Trump and slavery could alienate the African American and hip hop fans may have been proven right in Sydney.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that on Saturday morning, the launch of Season 6 collection of Yeezy x 2XU had to be cancelled when no one showed.

The range, in collaboration with Australian sportswear company 2XU whose fabric technology it uses, was to premiere at 2XU’s flagship store on Oxford Street in Paddington.

Shorts were priced at $500 and scuba leggings at $550.

In 2016, fans queued for more than five hours at a time on a Bondi street buy official merchandise of his Pablo tour.

This time around the store remained empty after opening at 9 am.

The SMH relayed, “The brand…

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