Kanye West: Not smiling makes me smile

By Drum Digital
26 January 2015

Rapper/Producer Kanye West has explained the inspiration behind that glum look of his in photos

Rapper/Producer Kanye West has explained the  inspiration behind that glum look of his in photos, reports theybf.com.

The gossip site reports that his refusal to smile  is all thanks to  a history book he found in a Parisian flea market.

He says he was inspired by the images of the 1800s realism art movement....the the stars of the 80's who looked "cool" not cracking a smile in their vintage pics.

'Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything.

I looked at all these people's photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, "Why you not smiling?" and I think, not smiling makes me smile.'

He continued:

'When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn't look as cool.'

Well, there you have it.

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