‘They Do’: Kanye West Doubles Down On ‘White Lives Matter’ Messaging

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Kanye West doesn’t usually apologize for offending the mainstream media, and this latest “White Lives Matter” incident is no exception. 

The 45-year-old rapper shared a message on Instagram defending his latest controversy. Putting it simply, Ye wrote in the caption, “Here’s my latest response when people ask me why I made a tee that says white lives matter… THEY DO.”

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.

She left a comment on his latest post with multiple laughing-crying emojis. 

Jaden Smith reportedly immediately left his front-row seat at the show when he saw the shirts. Ye also got into a public battle with Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who called the apparel “pure violence.” 

Supermodel Gigi Hadid jumped to Karefa-Johnson’s defense, saying, “You wish u had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha…If there’s actually a point to any of your sh** she might be the only person that could save u.”

Earlier in the week, the rapper shared in an Instagram story, “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam now it’s over you’re welcome.”

Ye also went off on detractors, saying they were never around for other drama in his life but only speak up when they’re annoyed with him. 

“I wonder what Gigi [Hadid] and Venus’s perspectives were when I didn’t know where my child was on her birthday,” West shot back on an Instagram post Wednesday, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

“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.”

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