Kim Kardashian's notoriously glum rapper husband says he wants to look like an oil painting and oil paintings 'don’t smile'

He has said some bizarre things over the years but this could top of the poll of Kanye West‘s weirdest musings.

The 37-year-old has revealed that he draws his ‘no smiling’ policy from hanging portraits. He made the mind-blogging statement at the Fashion LA awards event with wife Kim Kardashian.

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

‘I looked at all these people’s photos, and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren’t smiling.’

Yes Kanye, because they were sitting there posing for the painting for about a million hours!

‘People, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, “Why you not smiling?” and I think, not smiling makes me smile. When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling because it just wouldn’t look as cool.’

It’s a shame we never see Kanye grin as we can think of LOADS of things he has to smile about:

1) Being married to Kim Kardashian – surely every man’s dream right?

2) Releasing a song with Rihanna and Paul McCartney…amazing or what!?

3) Being rich…

Now let’s hope Kanye can lighten up!#makeKanyesmile

In the meantime Now dug out a few of Kanye‘s other crazy ramblings.

‘When I think of competition it’s like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids.’ We see where you get the painting influence from…

‘I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.’


Check out our gallery for some other brill gems from ‘Ye.

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Benjamin Potter