The Lil Wayne Leopard Jeggings Stole the Spotlight at the VMAs

 - Sep 6, 2011
References: nymag & hiphopwired
Rappers nowadays are becoming more fashionable than ever, and the Lil Wayne leopard jeggings at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are a prime example of how important appearances are in every genre of the music world.

Lil Wayne closed the show by performing his hits "How to Love" and "John" and wearing little more than a pair of leopard print pants. Well, it turns out that those were actually women’s jeggings (leggings that look like jeans, or is it the other way around?) from famed label Tripp NYC.

The company confirmed that the Lil Wayne leopard jeggings were in fact from their brand. The rapper evidently wore the pants in a large size so as to make them appear baggy, rather than the skin tight appearance that jeggings normally take on.

The style statement had such an impact that Weezy’s jeggings now have their own Twitter page, called Waynes_Jeggings. As a huge Lil Wayne fan, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming need to own these jeggings.