It looks like Kanye West is expanding the brand.
According to a Saturday (Sept. 5) report from TMZ, Yeezy has filed trademark paperwork for a new line of homeware named after himself. The line will include towels, blankets, placemats, textile wall hangings, shower curtains and more. The blankets will reportedly be made of cashmere, fleece and silk.
This news arrives amid the rollout for Yeezy’s Donda, a new album that was preceded by three stadium status listening parties and a few missed release dates. The project includes features from JAY-Z, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Lil Baby and more, but now, people are talking about a feature that didn’t make the cut.
During his guest mix set on his SiriusXM radio program Sound 42, Drake, a person Yeezy has been in a feud with over the last three years, took the unusual step of leaking a song from Kanye. Titled “Life of the Party,” the song, which sees Kanye diss Drake, features André 3000.
Yesterday, 3 Stacks, who says the Drake diss wasn’t on the song when he got it, released a statement with his take on why the leaked track didn’t make the cut for Donda.
“I was inspired by his idea to make a musical tribute to his mom,” Andre said in the statement. “It felt appropriate to me to support the Donda concept by referencing my own mother, who passed away in 2013. We both share that loss. I thought it was a beautiful choice to make a clean album but, unfortunately, I didn’t know that was the plan before I wrote and recorded my verse. It was clear to me that an edited ‘clean’ format of the verse would not work without having the raw, original also available. So, sadly, I had to be omitted from the original album release.”