Kanye West is expressing himself.

The rapper presented his Season 9 collection at a highly publicized surprise Yeezy fashion show on Monday in Paris.

Before the models arrived, West delivered a speech while sporting the same bejeweled flip-flops and “White Lives Matter” T-shirt as last week. He made numerous allusions, including to his 2016 Paris robbery ex-wife Kim Kardashian, his former manager Scooter Braun, his difficulties breaking into the fashion industry, his most recent breakup with Gap, and much more.

At one point, referring to his new legal name, he remarked, “I am Ye, and everyone here understands that I am the leader. You can’t control me,

The 41-year-old Kardashian, Irina Shayk, their current flame Candice Swanepoel, and other well-known figures like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Lauryn Hill, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Gisele Bündchen, Bella Hadid, and Amelia Gray Hamlin were among the famous models who Ye teased would make appearances before the show.

There are only people. the same planet as. Additionally, it can occasionally feel like we don’t belong in high school. And in this circumstance, we have the chance to unite and express who we are, West told Vogue about his idea for the runway before the event.

“It’s taking on the shape of how I envision this alternate world in the future. however, in high school Due to the fact that both of my parents are educators, it is curriculum-focused.

Over the past week, West has been attending fashion shows in Paris and London. On Sunday, he even made his runway debut as a model by introducing the Balenciaga show. The star’s trip down the slick runway was watched by Khloé Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and his daughter North West from the front row.