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Kanye West courts controversy after celebrating his birthday with a naked sushi dinner

Kim Kardashian’s ex Kanye West, who turned 46 years old on June 8, is facing another controversy after the celebration of his birthday with a nyotaimori dinner, otherwise known as “body sushi,” which is an ancient Japanese method of serving sashimi and sushi off of perfectly still, naked women’s bodies.

The American rapper’s controversial 46th birthday bash on June 10 was attended by his rumored wife, Bianca Censori, his famous friends, Freddie Gibbs, John Monopoly, Ty Dolla Sign, and GLC, and North West, his eldest daughter with the famous Kardashian among others.

In photos and videos taken from the event, a woman was seen lying on top of a dining table with sushi all over her bare body— serving as the food platter.

via Twitter

Kanye really had a North at a party that he was serving sushi off a nude woman 😬🥴😲 #kanyewest #birthdayparty #northwest

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People on the internet have condemned the rapper for throwing a scandalous birthday party in which one of the attendees is his underage child. Some internet users labeled it as “bad parenting” and “gluttonous misogyny.”


Meanwhile, some people explained this method as part of Japanese culture, and there’s nothing wrong with it.

Nyotaimori dinner or Body sushi can be traced back to the Edo period in Japan in which a model’s naked body serves as a food plate. The sushi is placed on leaves to prevent direct contact between the skin and the food. Models aren’t allowed to move or speak. Moreover, guests eat sushi using their chopsticks, and touching the model’s body is strictly prohibited.

As sushi soared to fame in Western countries, nyotaimori restaurants started blooming in the cities of New York and L.A. There is also a male counterpart in this practice. It is called “nantaimori”, but it’s not typical, unlike the female version.

When it comes to preparation, some models take cold showers before having the sushi arranged on top of their bodies. For food safety, the practice is done by placing banana leaves or a layer of plastic wrap between the sushi and the body.

Going back, this isn’t the first time that West has sparked controversy. In the previous year, he was criticized due to his shirt brand’s tagline, “White Lives Matter” during Paris Fashion Week and received backlash for his anti-Semitic remarks on social media.


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