Tyga Says His $1,800 Sweatshirts Are Art and If You Really Loved Him You'd Pay for Them

Posted on May 16 2016 - 8:52am by Celeb

05/16/2016 at 08:52 AM ET

This past week hasn’t been the best on record for a certain rapper named Tyga. Shortly after finding out that the mother of his child is not only marrying his girlfriend’s brother but is also pregnant, the aforementioned girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, swiftly became his ex.

Thankfully, there was one bright spot in the midst of all this emotional turmoil—Tyga also launched a high end T-shirt and hoodie collection on Friday in collaboration with Marcelo Burlon, being sold exclusively on Saks.com. But sadly, that too was tainted when the rapper went ahead and stuck his foot in his mouth while attempting to explain why fans should spend up to $1,800 for one of his designs.

Tyga Marcelo Burlon Collaboration <a href=Hoodie Collection" border="0">Dave Kotinsky/Getty

When asked about the prohibitive price tag that generally accompanies this new trend of high-end streetwear, the rapper told Refinery29, “It’s an art, you know? You’re selling the dream. And it’s like, ‘What is someone willing to pay for this art?’ I justify the price with what I feel my worth is. It’s like, ‘Yo, do you love me that much? Do you understand my art that much that you’re willing to pay?’”

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We already knew the “Rack City” singer is willing to put his money where his mouth is, buying his former bae some seriously over-the-top gifts during their brief one year relationship, including a $320,000 Ferrari and a $30,000 diamond-studded Rolex. But clearly, Tyga missed the memo on one of life’s most important lessons, best summarized by The Beatles when they said “money can’t buy me love.”

How do you think of Tyga’s new hoodie collection? Will you be buying one? 

–Emily Kirkpatrick
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