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Kanye West skirts the issue at 12-12-12 Concert

Kanye West performs at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting

Kanye West performs at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of superstorm Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Co. and The Weinstein Co. at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 12, 2012) Credit: WireImage

Breakout star, and not necessarily in a good way, at Wednesday night’s 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Fund for Hurricane Sandy victims? Kanye West’s black leather skirt, reportedly designed by Givenchy, which the rapper wore layered over a pair skinny leather pants and topped with a black hoodie.

The Twittersphere ran amok with comments, and the get-up spawned its very own Twitter account, @kanyesskirt, garnering about 1,200 followers. The “skirt” tweeted “Nothing but the finest pleather money can buy. Yeah, i'm fly.”  While many made fun of it,  some pondered its meaning, “Not sure whether #KanyesSkirt is a brilliant affront 2the traditional heterosexist machismo of hip hop or simply wack fashion #121212concert.”

Some wondered if the ensemble was plucked from girlfriend, Kim Kardashian’s closet.  The question remains open, though Kardashian apparently liked her guy in the look, tweeting, “Awwwwwwww I'm so excited right now! He looks so cute!!.”

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