From Black Voices — In the last year, Kanye West has gone through a lot of changes. He’s publicly apologized for his MTV meltdown, broke up with girlfriend Amber Rose, and redeemed himself with a hit new record. But perhaps the most interesting development of the past year is the rapper’s choice of stylist. Kanye, who makes his love of fashion loud and clear, made waves in the industry when he chose a 19-year-old Yale student to be his “creative consultant.”
Cassius Clay (yes, that’s his real name) was just a regular college sophomore when he was tapped on the shoulder by Kanye West, who complimented him on his style while shopping in Barneys New York. Soon after, he became the rapper’s right hand man.
The new stylist—who took a leave of absence to in order to become Kanye’s creative consultant—recently spoke to the blog for the hip store Opening Ceremony about his once-in-a-lifetime experience.