Kanye West is seeing double — and so are the people of NYC, it seems, after an army of would-be clones took to the streets … in what appears to be a tease of new music to come.
On Saturday night, a good dozen or more people were spotted near Union Square and the surrounding area — and all of them were rocking a matching outfit that Ye himself wore a few weeks ago … the black Gap Round jacket and the skin-colored full face mask and cap.
They did not have his Balenciaga rain boots on — swapping those for Balenciaga dad sneakers instead — but there’s no question they were paying homage to KW’s look.
As for what they did … nothing really. Different videos and photos show them just milling about the area, minding their business in unison. Eventually, though, they did start to parade down the sidewalks together … walking as one big Kanye clone troupe, as it were.
Nobody really said anything or explained why they were out there … in what clearly seems to be a concerted effort of some kind. Some folks have a good hunch, though, as to the meaning behind all this — and it may have to do with his “DONDA” album.
Fact is … Ye has been teasing a re-release of late, with billboards springing up in major cities, promoting what may turn into another listening event — similar to what he held down in Atlanta before dropping the highly-anticipated record.
There’s even word Kanye himself held a “DONDA” event at 1 OAK in L.A. the other day — so he certainly appears to be up to something. With all that said, it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility that this ‘Ye’ clone thing is a publicity stunt to get buzz for the newest drop, which would presumably have new mixes and/or all-new tracks entirely.
IF true … then ya gotta imagine Kanye was thinking about this back in October — when he first donned this bizarre outfit, among others — which would make this a long-planned ploy.