Ye Reveals LVMH Offered Him Virgil's LV Artistic Director Role

Also sharing his “pain and jealousy.”

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Adding to his list of recent interviews, Ye recently sat down with French media outlet Clique TV for an in-depth chat. Covering a variety of topics, the interview saw the divisive artist reveal that he was originally offered Virgil Abloh‘s position at Louis Vuitton.

Around the 12:35 mark, Ye touches on how he was offered the Artistic Director role at Louis Vuitton Men’s by LVMH Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Arnault. “No one knows I’d been offered the deal by Bernard Arnault,” Ye said. Highlighting that Bernard’s son, Alexandre, had told him that his father “never goes back on his word,” but “three months after that, they dropped the deal.”

Ye also shared how he found out Virgil had landed the position, as the late multi-disciplinary called him “two minutes before it hit the Internet.” Despite feeling a sense of validation that someone he came up with was now the head of Louis Vuitton, Ye admits that he felt “a lot of pain and jealousy.”

Catch Ye’s revealing interview with Clique TV above.

In case you missed it, Ye recently addressed his “White Lives Matter” shirt in a recent Fox News interview.

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