Kanye West‘s back in his hockey mask era … ’cause he stepped onto a music video set in a Jason Voorhees-style mask — and it doesn’t seem to be part of the costume.
Here’s the deal … Ye stepped out Saturday alongside his wife Bianca to shoot a vid with Playboi Carti and Luka Sabbat — and he didn’t let photogs get a shot of his face, covering it with a huge white hockey mask.
Bianca — clad in a clear raincoat and white bodysuit — drove a truck with Playboi Carti and Luka Sabbat hanging out in the back. PBC’s in a pretty wild outfit too … black face paint and a white hooded-outfit on.
Ye’s look is real eccentric … which some fans may chalk up to shooting a vid — as we previously reported … Kanye performed with Travis Scott in Orlando Wednesday in a very similar mask, so it may seem to be all a stage persona.
But, Ye also decided to accessorize with the mask when he hit up his son Saint‘s basketball game Friday night … and, unless he sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the game, it seems he’s just enjoying the look.
We’ve seen Kanye going with the masked-up look all over the world recently — just last week we talked to him on the street when he was in one — but those are mostly black cloth masks.
This is more of a throwback to the masks he was donning a few years ago … a little bulkier and more attention-grabbing.
It seems unclear exactly why he’s masking up like this … though his new album “Vultures” is supposed to finally drop later this month — so maybe this is some sort of promotional tactic?
You can dive deep into Kanye West by tuning into our documentary “TMZ Investigates: Kanye West: Unhinged But Unstoppable” Monday night at 9/8c on FOX.