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Ne-Yo confused by Kanye kilt

Ne-Yo admits he "didn't get" the leather kilt Kanye West sported last year.

The hip-hop star made headlines in December last year when he sported a leather skirt on stage at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert.

Ne-Yo, who has penned tunes for himself as well as stars including Rihanna, isn't sure about Kanye's now notorious ensemble.

"The whole kilt thing…to each his own," Ne-Yo confessed to Fashionista.

"I can honestly say that I didn’t get it. But when Kanye does it you’re kind of like, okay, well that’s Kanye. He’s gotten to a point in his career where he gets that pass. He can do something a little outlandish fashion-wise and style-wise."

The kilt Kanye sported was Riccardo Tisci’s from Givenchy's vision. Ne-Yo attended his first Givenchy runway show in Paris this year and his uncertain feelings about the designer were reaffirmed.

"I like Givenchy but sometimes it’s a bit busy for me. But actually I got the chance to go to the Givenchy men’s fashion show in Paris. It was my first time ever going," he explained. "It was interesting. There were some trends that were not going to be my thing but there was a serious air of freedom. Like, I’m going to wear whatever the hell I want in the name of fashion. It’s like, I don’t care what anyone has to say."

The singer-songwriter is passionate about fashion. He listed which designers have caught his eye recently.

"I’m really feeling Paul Smith right now. You can’t go wrong with Tom Ford, from formal to otherwise. He definitely knows what he’s doing. Balmain I’m a huge fan of," he gushed.

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