Kanye West has done it again. Just when you think his need for attention couldn’t get any worse he finds another way to go viral. Everyone is still trying to figure out the intentions of Kanye West and his WLM T-Shirt. Presented during his Yeezy Fashion show in Paris, the shocking display of disregard for black lives has many of his famous friends struggling to make excuses for him.
Sean “Diddy” Combs stopped by The Breakfast Club this week to discuss his upcoming new music, and while there, he opened up on his impact in fashion and his thoughts on his friend who presented him with this year’s BET lifetime achievement award. Diddy says that Kanye is a free thinker, and sometimes people may not understand his intentions. However, Breakfast Club host Charlamagne disagreed and felt that Kanye is actually after “White Validation.”
Charlamagne Tha God says that Kanye is solely after attention, and people need to stop rewarding him by giving it to him. “But the reality is, there’s not too many people in the world that openly seek white validation like Kanye West,” Charlamagne proclaimed. Diddy later took to Instagram to clean up his remarks and some-what condemn Kanye West’s actions. Selah Marley was present at the fashion show and wore the shirt as well. The daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley think that people are too closed-minded and do not realize that Kanye is helping them break from a “hive mind.”
One person who really understands the importance of Black Lives Matter is the mother of Ahmaud Arbery. Wanda Cooper-James lost her son back in 2020 and understands the real reason why the organization was created and what it really means to her and families like hers. She believes Kanye West is doing a disservice and encouraging extremists to continue their ignorance in the face of discrimination in America.
Wanda Cooper-James pointed out how WLM began trending in the US following Kanye West’s antics and the danger it creates. In a statement through her attorney, Ahmaud Arbrey’s mother stated Kanye West’s behavior is much like the behavior that took the life of her son. The rapper doubled down on Tuesday, October 4th, and called the black lives movement a “scam” and appeared on FOX News where he was interviewed by Carson Tucker.