Kanye West wears a German armed forces t-shirt while shopping at a Balenciaga store—despite the beleaguered fashion brand cutting ties with him over his string of antisemitic statements.
Multiple outlets published photos of West—who has legally changed his name to Ye—visiting Balenciaga’s store in California’s ritzy Rodeo Drive with his new partner, Bianca Censori, on Wednesday evening, last week.
And while West, 45, was seen exiting the building with several bags, his choice of attire also caught the eye, as he donned a white T-shirt featuring the name of the Bundeswehr—the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany—along with an eagle logo.
Wearing a full-face mask, West said that Hitler invented microphones and highways, praised the rule of the genocidal Nazi dictator, and denigrated Jewish people and Israel.
The musician and fashion designer added that he “liked” Hitler and said that nobody knew the meaning of antisemitism until he started sharing conspiracy theories about the Jewish race in 2022.
“They did good things, too,” West said. “We’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
Previously known as the Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) before World War II, the logo has remained in use as the Bundesadler (Federal Eagle) by the Federal Republic of Germany since 1945.