New York, NY – Three years after Tyra Banks asked Dave East why wasn’t a male model, the Harlem-bred rapper took a stab at the gig. The Def Jam artist tried out modeling at the 2020 New York Fashion Week on Tuesday (February 11).

East hit the runway as part of a fashion show for designer Hakan Akkaya. The Wu-Tang: An American Saga star posted a couple of pictures from his modeling foray Instagram, eliciting some funny reactions to the boots he was wearing.

“Big Stepper @hakanakkaya (The Comments Bout The [boots emoji] Got Me [crying laughing emoji]),” he wrote in one caption.

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While East’s photos gave a brief glimpse at his venture into modeling, Girls Talk Sports TV’s Khristina Williams captured a video of East’s stroll down the catwalk. The clip showed off his first runway walk, which he appeared to handle well.

Check out the footage of East walking the runway at New York Fashion Week below.

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