Tyga opens up to ‘Footwear News’ about fashion, Kylie Jenner, and music, and it is fabulous. We love this cover — do you?
Tyga, 25, covers our sister publication, Footwear News and it is amazing. He talks to the mag about everything from music, fashion, and of course, his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, 18. Tyga had so much to say and we love this interview, do you?
Tyga had so much to say about his sneaker obsession and when it began. “Being from L.A., I like light shoes. I’m not into anything heavy. I like Vans, classic Chucks — very California. The whole culture of rap inspired my style. It comes from the streets and having nothing. You just want to prove you can make it out of your situation. Sneakerheads collect the craziest, most expensive shoes because you couldn’t have them when you were a kid. When you have the money to do it, they are more meaningful. A lot of artists are doing collaborations with fashion designers and brands. We’re all trying to move the culture,” Tyga said.
“When I was 12, I used to go on a site called Niketalk.com to see all the best shoes. Then it was eBay. It was crazy to me how much more was out there than I realized. I got into Jordans, BAPEs and custom Nikes. I always had fly shoes when I was little.”
“My most special sneakers [growing up] were the Jordan 17s. They came in a briefcase, and I took them to school with me with my homework. It felt like I knew I was worth something. You know, sneakers just complete the outfit.”
Also, can we talk about how cute it is that the 424 denim jacket that he’s wearing on the cover, Kylie just wore on the red carpet?
What do you guys think of Tyga’s cover shoot — do you like it as much as we do?