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North West Channels ‘College Dropout’ Era Kanye West While … – PEOPLE
August 24, 2023
North West paid homage to her dad Kanye during her Japan trip with mom Kim Kardashian by wearing an ensemble that resembled one from early in his career.
In a new TikTok clip posted Tuesday, the 10-year-old danced on the streets of Tokyo while lip-syncing with friends to a sped-up version of “American Boy,” the 2008 hit song from British singer Estelle that features a verse from her rapper dad, 46.
North’s fashion in the clip appeared to channel a look her dad sported early in his career, during the era of his 2004 album The College Dropout— a long-sleeved Ralph Lauren polo shirt with blue-and-orange stripes.
The outfit was very much reminiscent of the look West wore during a 2004 appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live, commonly known as TRL.
Back in 2004, the rapper appeared on the MTV show to promote his album wearing dark blue jeans with the polo over a green and white striped button-up layered with another T-shirt underneath.
Meanwhile, in her TikTok, North also paired her striped polo with an untucked button-up shirt underneath, plus baggy gray pants and black boots.
It’s unknown whether North was wearing the exact same Ralph Lauren polo her dad wore almost two decades ago, but both father and daughter opted to pair their looks with dangling necklaces.
In the TikTok clip, North was joined by her SKIMS founder mother, 42, who dressed casually in a crop top and pants paired with sneakers.
This isn’t the first time that North has opted to honor her father through clothing.
Pastelle was one of West’s fashion labels that he attempted to launch in the mid-aughts. He worked on Pastelle before his 2009 interruption of Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards forced him to shelf the project, per Complex.
While North appears to enjoy raiding her father’s extensive fashion archives, she has recently been giving fans a peek into her Japan vacation with her mother via a series of videos shared on TikTok.