Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian showed up to the 2016 Met Gala in matching metallic ensembles, but ‘Ye being ‘Ye took it a step further — to his eyes, to be precise. The Chicago rapper rocked ice blue contact lenses to complete his look, and of course the internet promptly went crazy.
When asked what was up with the contacts, Kanye simply told E! News, “Vibes.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, was celebrating the opening of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” — so in all fairness, maybe his blue eyes were paying homage to the theme?
Either way, folks on Twitter wasn’t feeling it, and let the rapper know it, going as far as to suggest he pick up a copy of Toni Morrison’s classic novel, The Bluest Eye.
Read some of the fans reactions below.
What do you think of Kanye West rocking blue contact lenses at the 2016 Met Gala? Tell us in the comments below.
There's too much history behind black people and blue eyes lol. So I'm really struggling with Kanye's look
— دنيس (@dennyboo0101) May 3, 2016
*goes to nearest bookstore and buys 10 copies of THE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison*
*throws them at Kanye* pic.twitter.com/4nZXx3uars
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 3, 2016
Better call Kanye with the blue eyes. https://t.co/YeDNOaRmt2
— Jason Von Berg (@JasonVonBerg) May 3, 2016