Kanye West shocks in ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt at surprise Yeezy fashion show and is joined by Candace Owens who recently called ex Kim Kardashian a ‘whore’
- West, 43, wore a shirt that read ‘White Lives Matter’ at his YZY fashion show
- The look parodies the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement
- Joining him was right-wing commentator Candace Owens in a matching shirt.
- The rapper also referenced the trauma of ex Kim Kardashian’s flight to Paris
- West has previously shared conservative politics and grown closer to Donald Trump
Kanye West made a statement during his surprise Yeezy fashion show on Monday, wearing a black sweatshirt with the slogan “White Lives Matter” written on it.
Models in the rapper’s runway also wore clothes with the message written on them, a response to the Black Lives Matter movement founded in 2013 following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
Also posing with West, 43, was right-wing commentator Candace Owens, who beamed while wearing a complementary version of the “White Lives Matter” shirt.
Shocker: Kanye West made a statement during his surprise Yeezy fashion show on Monday, wearing a black sweatshirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’ written on it; seen on monday
“I’m Ye, and everyone here knows I’m the leader,” West, 43, said at the event while referring to his new legal name, adding, “You can’t handle me. ”
This is not the first time Ye has stirred up controversy around race, having said in 2018 that he believed 400 years of slavery “was a choice”.
According to Page Six, West gave a speech to the crowd while wearing the garment and referenced his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris in 2016, where she was held at gunpoint, as well as to its spinoff with clothing giant Gap.
Ahead of the show, the rapper shared a headshot photo of several models, actresses, and singers, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, current romantic interest Candice Swanepoel, Amelia Hamlin, Angelina Jolie, Emily Ratajkowski, and others.
However, it’s unclear if they should all make an appearance, or if they just inspired YZY season nine in some way.
Controversies: According to Page Six, West gave a speech to the crowd while wearing the garment and referenced his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s 2016 robbery in Paris, where she was held at gunpoint, as well as its spinoff with clothing giant Gap; seen on Saturday in Paris
Odd: West recently shared photos of models, actresses and singers – including ex Kim Kardashian – although it’s unclear if they’ll be attending the show, or why he sought such young photos of the women
Notably, the photos of the women were taken years or decades ago when they were particularly young. It is unclear why he sought out these photos rather than more contemporary photos of them.
During his introduction to the show, West also referenced his former manager Scooter Braun.
Braun is perhaps best known to the general public for buying Taylor Swift’s master recordings, an act that infuriated her and led her to re-record her entire catalog to keep the current owners from collecting royalties.