Ye’s first three album covers feature one thing in common: a bear. The owner of the iconic bear costume feature on 2004’s The College Dropout has now come out saying he might sell it for $1 million dollars.
There was later a plan for Ye and his team to make bear costumes for people but it never came. During a recent interview, Eric Arginsky who was a part of the failed bear line says that he still owns a version of the costume.
“My mom wants it out of her house soon,” he said adding that the costume has stayed in his closet for the past 20 years.
“I love business and opportunity so the best thing that could ever happen is someone from Ye’s camp sees this video and reaches out to you to bring this opportunity back and then you and I are producing bears tomorrow,” Arginsky noted. “That’s what I’m really hoping for. I know that the percentages are very slim on that one. But yeah, I would say at this point I’m really open to anything.”
When asked if $1 million would be a fair price, Arginsky said, “Personally, I would say yes.”