Celebrities, they’re not like us at all! Especially not one Kanye West, who is unlike us in every way. Except one: Ye is just as vulnerable to the whims of Uber drivers as the average schmuck.
Worth a billion dollars or not, Ye was spotted slouched over in defeat on the retaining wall outside of his $53m Malibu home on July 6 as he waited on an Uber driver to whisk him away to whatever he was up to next.
Pretty odd, considering that West owns a stable of cars and presumably has drivers on tap. Where’s the DONDA car when you need it?
Despite it being a balmy 80°F in SoCal, West was dressed for winter. After a brief departure from his uniform to wear Hood By Air on BET, Yeezy is back in his beloved Balenciaga Crocs boots (no Red Wings in sight).
Up top, the usual XXXL Balenciaga bomber jacket and tucked-in trousers, but in place of a boxy YEEZY GAP hoodie, Ye lightened up with a cut-off Budweiser T-shirt.
It would’ve been more breathable if he didn’t layer it over another tee, though.
Ye was reportedly checking on renovations at his multimillion-dollar, Tadao Ando-designed pad, which he bought back in 2021 and even got a flyer from a window cleaning crew who passed him by. Just normal guy stuff.
Finally, Ye’s Uber arrived and he was off.
Meanwhile, ex-wife Kim Kardashian and daughter North West have been taking Paris by storm, flexing West’s Pastelle brand and starring in the latest Balenciaga couture presentation.
West’s lack of presence at the Balenciaga show, in fact, considering that he was such a memorable part of Demna’s debut presentation.
Perhaps social media’s keeping Ye busy or maybe he just didn’t want to be at the same shows as Kim.
Whatever the reason, it’s weirdly humanizing to see Ye slumped over in boredom, subject to the whims of LA traffic, one of humanity’s greatest equalizers.