Kanye West is notorious for crashing people and things: Taylor Swift. Beck. “American Idol” auditions.
Now, the recording artist/songwriter/record producer/fashion designer/ entrepreneur has been crashed himself.
The honors go to a 19-year-old Staples High School alum.
Last weekend, after releasing a new album — “Life of Pablo” — Kanye created a popup shop to sell “Pablo” merchandise.
Lines wound around the block. Cops maintained order.
Meanwhile, Westporter Jonah Levine and his friend Austin Butts printed “Pablo” on things like jeans, tops and suit blazers. Then they started selling bootlegs of the authorized goods — across the street.
Jonah graduated from Staples in 2014. He’s now a New York-based model, stylist, designer and DJ.
Thanks to his dad — Crushing Music founder Joey Levine — Jonah has hung out in the studio with Diplo and Mike Will Made-It. He recently started producing music on his own.
Jonah started his 1st clothing line at 13. He and Austin are now collaborating on 2 emerging brands: Asspizza and Gomina. Complex Magazine called Jonah one of the internet’s “cool teens.”
So how did Kanye react to getting crashed?
His team liked the bootlegs so much, they put some in Kanye’s own store to sell.
(Hat tip: Jeff Mitchell)