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Kanye West on Wednesday defended his “White Lives Matter” apparel, slammed the Kardashians for allegedly keeping him from seeing his daughter, and said Daily Wire host Candace Owens was “the only” one to publicly back him.
West has been feuding with critics after the fashion designer, along with Owens, rocked the “White Lives Matter” shirts at West’s Paris fashion show this week.
“I wonder what Gigi [Hadid] and Venus’s perspectives were when I didn’t know where my child was on her birthday,” West said in an Instagram post published Wednesday.
“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?” the “Gold Digger” rapper 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 posed. “I went public in hope of public support at that time.”
Owens has indeed defended West when it comes to his children. In February, for example, the podcast host publicly sided with Ye regarding his then-8-year-old daughter, North, having access to TikTok, The Daily Wire reported.
“Kim is wrong on this one,” Owens said at the time. “The psychological effects of social media on young girls is real and documented. It’s actually Kanye that is trying to protect his daughter in this regard and Kim is spinning this as ‘obsession’ and ‘control.’ There are other creative outlets for kids.”
The BLEXIT founder also said, “There is no 8 year old in the world that needs social media. Go color.”
West has refused to back down from the “White Lives Matter” clothing, despite some loud critics. On Tuesday, the billionaire posted to Instagram, “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now it’s over, you’re welcome.”
Owens, too, has refused to backdown, challenging critics to stop focusing on the shirt and instead on real threats to the black community, like abortion, obesity, the breakdown of the family, and black-on-black crime.
“If ‘black lives matter,’ then some of these things that we have been talking about on this show, things I’ve been talking about throughout my entire political career, would be getting attention, not the t-shirt,” Owens said on her podcast Tuesday.