For his Yeezy Season 4 show, Kanye West couldn’t bring his flying stage to Roosevelt Island nor could he borrow Madison Square Garden’s air conditioning to combat New York City’s heat. The “multiracial models” had nothing to steel themselves with aside from Yeezy apparel. As a result, we got an event that could be described as tragicomic at best.
One model apparently fainted because of the 85-degree heat, and multiple others took a seat on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park lawn out of exhaustion. So instead of watching the showcase of post-apocalyptic chic, eyes were focused on assistants passing out water bottles to the fallen models.
One model just fainted. #YeezySeason4
— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) September 7, 2016
UPDATE: Models handed water bottles after a few passed out in the heat. #YeezySeason4 https://t.co/ZLzzMhRrRe pic.twitter.com/hhX9EBcjMg
— The FADER (@thefader) September 7, 2016
Models started FAINTING at Kanye West’s #YeezySeason4 show https://t.co/RBIoll6B7e pic.twitter.com/3YU7r2YfxB
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 7, 2016
Heels had a rough day, too. One woman had to tough it out on the runway when one of her shoes broke.
Noooo they weren’t ready!!! #YeezySeason4 https://t.co/RNiqP0rMj1 pic.twitter.com/IqbtCXL981
— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) September 7, 2016
Model Amina Blue outright said fuck the culture and kicked off her heels as she walked.
rip Amina Blue career #YeezySeason4 pic.twitter.com/yqpEwxxxhK
— ? (@hoewreck) September 7, 2016
It wasn’t a good time, and the scene of one woman walking with some needed assistance sums up the afternoon at Roosevelt.
Homegirl couldn’t do it anymore. DOGS WERE BARKIN #YeezySeason4 pic.twitter.com/OZXLvhT9I0
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) September 7, 2016