The US rap star has stirred controversy by criticizing BLM and donning a “White Lives Matter” shirt
Kanye West is a US rapper who has been known to court controversy and make money. He now accuses Black Lives Matter (which they are) of being an outrage. “scam”He wore it after getting online criticism. “White Lives Matter” shirt.
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,”In a now-deleted Instagram posting, the 45-yearold entrepreneur claimed Tuesday. “Now it’s over. You’re welcome.”
The comment was apparently in reply to West’s criticisms after she wore a dress. “White Lives Matter”Monday, April 10, 2009: Shirt at Yeezy’s Paris fashion show. The show showcased Yeezy’s new clothing line and featured models wearing shirts emblazoned with the controversial counter-BLM slogan. Candace Owens (a conservative black firebrand) was photographed with West in matching shirts. “White Lives Matter”It has the Pope’s picture on the front and is printed on its back.
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“Kanye West decision to wear a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt is disgusting, dangerous and irresponsible,”Marc Lamont Hill, black professor and author said it on Twitter. “Some of y’all will rush to defend him. You should ask yourselves why.”
Kanye West decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt is disgusting, dangerous, and irresponsible. Some of y’all will rush to defend him. You should ask yourselves why… pic.twitter.com/YT4a6c9tKI
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 3, 2022
Rapper Jaden Smith, son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, walked out of West’s fashion show in protest. “True leaders lead,”Smith stated. “I don’t care who it is. If I don’t feel the message, I’m out. Black lives matter.”
BLM has suffered financial scandals. Shalomyah, who is the current leader of BLM, was charged with siphoning more than $10 million from donor fees in order to pay his consulting business. Patrisse Khan–Cullors, cofounder of BLM, went on a property buying spree last year. He bought four houses for $3.2 million. She also was accused of paying her brother and her child’s father more than $1.8 million combined for providing services to BLM. This group raised more than $90million in donations for BLM in 2020.
West is now known as the “Name” “Ye,” ranks as the world’s richest rapper with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $2 billion, based largely on his Yeezy fashion brand. He has frequently generated controversy, such as when he visited then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2018 and said in an interview that same year that slavery was a “choice” for black Americans.