Kanye West Wears
Leather Skirt

Kanye West wore a black leather skirt — err, kilt — during Wednesday night's 12-12-12 benefit concert. Is this a new thing?

Kanye West wears a skirt

Kanye West planned quite the outfit for his set during the 12-12-12 benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief concert on Wednesday night: Hooded sweatshirt, plenty of bling… and a skirt?

Yup, Mr. Kim Kardashian wore a leather skirt/pants combo for the duration of the performance. Was it Kim K-approved? Yes, but unlike Kanye, she didn't make him wear it.

"Awwwwwwww I'm so excited right now!!!!! He looks so cute!!" she tweeted.

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How do we know she didn't give her input? It's not the first time he's worn it. The "Mercy" rapper first debuted the slant look — lifted from Givenchy's fall 2012 menswear collection — in the "N****s in Paris" video.

Our thoughts? It's not that strange — he's made a point of wearing women's clothing before. Also, we know he's super-into fashion for fashion's sake — 'cause he tells us all the time.

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"Fashion completely parallels with music. Fashion people look down on musicians," he told GQ.com in 2010. "They look down on celebrities. I don't care about whether I sit on the front row — I want to see art in its purest form before a Barney's buyer separated it out."

He added to the musings with a long Twitter rant earlier this year.

"I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion. I’ve been working at this for 8 years now," he tweeted.

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His inspiration? His late mother, Donda West.

"I remember being 5 years old picking and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots. She said I would always point to the most expensive furs, even as a child," he added. "There is something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point."

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