Kanye West, who legally changed his name to Ye, is back in the headlines again after showing off his YZY SZN 9 collection in Paris on Monday while wearing a black shirt that read “White Lives Matter.”
The Grammy-winning musician along with famous conservative personality, Candace Owens wore “White Lives Matter.”
The ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt was also worn by the catwalk models.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 3, 2022
Before the presentation, West made a speech in which he declared, “You can’t manage me. This is an unmanageable situation.”
Watch the video below:
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) October 3, 2022
Even after getting harsh criticism from black celebrities, the 45-year-old artist refused to back down from his controversial “White Lives Matter” attire at Paris Fashion Week in France.
Kanye even declared that BLM was a scam.
The New York Post reported:
Despite fierce backlash from black celebrities — including a walkout from Jaden Smith — Kanye “Ye” West is not apologizing for his controversial “White Lives Matter” attire during Paris fashion week in France.
In fact, the 45-year-old rapper recently doubled down on his criticism of Black Lives Matter in a Tuesday Instagram story.
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,” he declared, seemingly referencing the group’s multiple multimillion-dollar scandals. “Now its over You’re welcome.”
The Chicago-born rapper was addressing the controversy that began after he donned a T-shirt emblazoned with “White Lives Matter” while staging a surprise Yeezy fashion show that showcased his Season 9 clothing line. Various models, including Lauryn Hill’s 23-year-old daughter Selah Marley, also hit the runway in shirts bearing the slogan, which was created by white supremacists in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. It has since been labeled a “hate slogan” by the Anti-Defamation League.
Needless to say, the inflammatory fashion statement sparked a firestorm of backlash from celebrities of color, including Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill and Jaden Smith, son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.