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Diddy Explains his View of Kanye West’s “White Lives Matter” Shirt

todayOctober 7, 2022

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(GEM RADIO)- Diddy has reiterated his opinions in a new statement over Kanye West’s controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt. The rapper joins people like Jaden Smith and Boosie Badazz in criticizing West’s behavior.

Kanye West wore a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt to his most recent Yeezy show for Paris Fashion Week, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has expressed his opinion on the shirt.

Appropriation of the BLM Slogan

Along with models who walked in the show and conservative commentator Candace Owens, West has come under fire for donning a shirt bearing the phrase, which is an appropriation of the Black Lives Matter slogan used to denounce racial injustice, prejudice, and police brutality.

In a quick Instagram post, Diddy made his stand clear. “I’ve always been there and I will always support my brother Kanye as a free thinker,” he stated. “But the ‘White Lives Matter t-shirt? I don’t rock with it and what the press and fashion are doing, thinking it’s a joke; when right now, all America has for us is poverty, incarceration, and death.

“So before I can get to any other lives mattering,” Diddy continued, “which all lives matter… That Black Lives Matter: don’t play with it. Don’t wear the shirt. Don’t buy the shirt. Don’t play with the shirt. It’s not a joke.”

Kanye; the Free Thinker

He concluded: “Don’t wear the shirt, don’t buy the shirt, don’t play with the shirt. It’s not a joke.” Diddy’s remarks are similar to those he made on Wednesday’s episode of The Breakfast Club podcast. The rapper called  a “super free thinker” once more, saying that his intentions are frequently “misconstrued,” and then he criticized the t-shirt as being “extremely tone-deaf.”

Diddy is the most recent person to criticize West for his behavior this week. The family of Ahmaud Arbery, a victim of police brutality, fellow artists Jaden Smith and Boosie Badazz, and Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson were among the people that shared their thoughts on the issue.

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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