Rapper and fashion icon Kanye West made waves earlier this week when he declared “Black Lives Matter” a scam and everyone knows it. Now, West is taking his comments one step further and declaring ‘White Lives Matter.”
“The Donda artist has been facing heat for debuting shirts emblazoned with ‘White Lives Matter’ on the back, and the pope’s face on the front, at his Paris fashion show Monday. He posed in a now-viral image with The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens, who has also come to Ye’s defense to spread the messaging,” The Daily Wire reports.
The 45-year-old rapper defended his actions in an Instagram post —don’t expect any apologies.
“Here’s my latest response when people ask me why I made a tee that says white lives matter… THEY DO.”
Kanye also shot back at his critics.
“So why did everyone feel so free to attack me about my t-shirt but Candace Owens was the only public figure to say that it was wrong for the Kardashians to keep me from seeing my daughter?” Ye continued. “Or we just chime in when we want to tear a black man down for actually having a different political opinion?”
“And for all the audience so outraged about my t-shirt, where were you when I couldn’t see my kids?” he wrote. “I went public in hope of public support at that time.”
Meanwhile, fellow rap legend Diddy has come to Kanye’s defense. Read more over at The Daily Mail:
Kanye West doubles down on White Lives Matter slogan as Diddy comes to his defense https://t.co/F1tj1rrgI1
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 6, 2022