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Diddy defends Kanye West amid controversy over White Lives Matter shirt

Diddy defends Kanye West amid controversy over White Lives Matter shirt

Sean “Diddy” Combs may be the only star defending Kanye West at the moment.

The rapper and record exec, 52, shared his thoughts on Ye – and It included T-shirts bearing the “White Lives Matter” logo. At his Yeezy show during Paris Fashion Week – in a new interview on “The Breakfast Club”.

“My son is a super thinker, a wonderful, very free thinker,” said Didi. “And a lot of times, what he means is, like, misunderstood, do you know what I’m saying?”

Kanye West and Yeezy
Diddy gave his thoughts on Kanye West’s Season 9 Yeezy fashion show, which featured “White Lives Matter” T-shirts.

The media mogul added that people “do not have to condemn Kanye or cancel him”, but described the T-shirts as “very deaf”.

“I understand that white lives matter, but it isn’t,” Didi said.

“[‘Black Lives Matter’] It was our motto. This was not our motto to share with anyone else… because right now we are the ones who die, who are imprisoned, and who remain in poverty.”

West opened his Yeezy show wearing the T-shirt, which also featured a photo of the Pope on the front.

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Models wore the shirts at the runway show.

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“You have to be black without apology and love your people and your tribe first,” the star continued.

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While Diddy previously planned to release his own T-shirt in support of West, he said that “[needs] A few days to beat his ‘controversial friend’ designs first.

West, 45, staged his surprise runway show in Paris on Tuesday. kids choir – Including the designer’s northern daughter – Provided the soundtrack as Naomi Campbell, Amelia Hamlin, and others appeared on the stage.

The “White Lives Matter” T-shirts have infuriated many in the public (and beyond). Jaden Smith later left the show Twitter“I don’t care who it is if I don’t feel the message that came out of it,” among other messages.

Ex-sister of Kendall Jenner I love many of Smith’s tweets About leaving the scene.

Candice Owens and Kanye West
Candice Owens wore one of the T-shirts to the show, too.
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‘Hollywood Unlocked’ hosts Jason Lee I worked until recently As Yeezy’s Head of Media and Partnerships wrote, his former boss was “shining on blacks,” while Jodi Turner Smith swipe the rapper as “fake”, “toxic” and “embarrassing”.

Gigi Hadid too jump into battle After West targeted Vogue editor Gabriella Kareva Johnson, who spoke out against the T-shirts.

“As if the ‘honour’ of inviting you to your show should prevent anyone from giving their opinion..? lol. You bully and a joke,” Hadid Commented on A post shared by West.

Kanye West and Didi
While Diddy said people shouldn’t “Codman” West, he described the T-shirts as “too deaf.”
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As for rapper Donda himself – from Black Lives Matter is called a ‘scam’ A day after posting offensive T-shirts on his runway – he claimed he met Kareva-Johnson on Tuesday, and that the pair “apologized to each other for the way we made each other feel” and “actually got along”.