Twitter was on fire last night when this photo of Kanye West surfaced, purportedly showing the rapper in a crop top. Turns out the joke's on them, as this photo of West, taken in 2010, actually depicts him wearing a thick brown belt wrapped around his midsection.

Closer inspection of the accessory shows that it appears to be a leather belt rather than 'Ye's bare stomach. The third picture compares the wrapped belt and Kanye's own (admittedly similar) skin tone. We know Kanye's been through a couple of stages during his style evolution, but baring his midriff was not one of them. Extra style points go to British rapper Awate, the gentleman featured in the second photo, for his rad Curb Your Enthusiasm T-shirt.

[via kanyetothe]