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Kanye West shocks while wearing ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt at surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris

Kanye West shocks while wearing ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt at surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris… where he also referenced ex Kim Kardashian’s 2016 robbery in the French capital

  • West, 43, wore shirt reading ‘White Lives Matter’ at his YZY fashion show
  • The look parodies ‘Black Lives Matter,’ though the intended statement is unclear
  • The rapper also referenced the trauma of ex Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris
  • West has previously shared conservative politics and cozied up to Donald Trump 

Kanye West made a statement at his surprise Yeezy fashion show on Monday, wearing a black sweatshirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’ written across it.

Fashion models in the rapper’s show also wore clothing with the message written across it, a response to the Black Lives Matter movement that was founded in 2013 following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

‘I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader,’ West, 43, said at the event while referencing his new legal name, adding: ‘You can’t manage me.’

Shocker: Kanye West made a statement at his surprise Yeezy fashion show on Monday, wearing a black sweatshirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’ written across it; seen Monday

It is not the first time that Ye has stoked controversy surrounding race, after saying in 2018 that he thought 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 Paris robbery in 2016, where she was held at gunpoint, as well as his fallout with clothing giant Gap.

Prior to the show, the rapper shared a photo of headshots of several models, actresses and singers, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, his current romantic interest Candice Swanepoel, Amelia Hamlin, Angelina Jolie, Emily Ratajkowski and others.

However, it’s unclear if they are all expected to 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 Paris robbery in 2016, where she was held at gunpoint, as well as his fallout with clothing giant Gap; seen Saturday in Paris

Controversies: According to Page Six , West gave a speech to the crowd while wearing the garment, and referenced his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery in 2016, where she was held at gunpoint, as well as his fallout with clothing giant Gap; seen Saturday in Paris

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