Hey, you there. Were you wondering why Kanye West is so sad all the time? Did you think it was because he’s married to a reality troll named Kim Kardashian? Is it because his daughter is cuter than he will ever be? Or did he just never outgrow that angsty teenager phase?
If you thought any of those reasons were why Kanye never smiles, you’re very wrong, my friend.
He’s actually not sad at all, but West revealed Thursday night that he’s not smiling for good reason.
“It doesn’t look cool.”
“Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything,” West said in a speech.
“I looked at all these people’s photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren’t smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, ‘Why you not smiling?’ and I think, not smiling makes me smile. …When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn’t look as cool.”
It just wouldn’t look as cool, y’all.
So, turn that frown upside down, Kanye. Because this isn’t the 1800s. It’s 2015. (RELATED: Here’s Why Kim K Doesn’t Smile Ever)