The Real Reason Why Kanye West Never Smile

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Seeing Kanye West smile on a red carpet is about as rare as seeing a unicorn fly. And now we know why.

Kanye West, who is known for not smiling in photos as much as he is for making music, has finally explained why he prefers to take photos sans grin.

"Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything.” West said in a speech at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards, "I looked at all these people's photos, and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling.”

He has a point

"People, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, 'Why you not smiling?' and I think, not smiling makes me smile. When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling because it just wouldn't look as cool."

So there you have it. Smiling just isn't cool. If you need any more proof, just take a look:


Not cool.

The difference is astounding.

His wife Kim Kardashian is also catching a ride on the "no smile" train. But her reasoning is completely different… it causes wrinkles.

Cheer up Kanye, life could be worse

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