Kanye West hits back at Diddy, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber over White Lives Matter t-shirt backlash
Kanye West has lashed out at celebrties who criticised his White Lives Matter shirt
He posted a number of screenshots of his conversation with Diddy
Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber were also the targets of West's attacks
Kanye West, the rapper who is also known as Ye, has recently become the subject of criticism from many artists and fans over his 'White Lives Matter' t-shirt, which was featured in the YZY SZN 9 presentation that was held in Paris this week.
Numerous artists and fashion personalities like Sean "Diddy" Combs, Gigi Hadid, Jadon Smith, and Hailey Bieber were quick to criticize West for his decision to include such a design for the show. People have been of the opinion that saying White Lives Matter trivializes the racism and discrimination African-Americans go through in their lives.
Following the criticism, the rapper has hit out against a number of celebrities on his Instagram page. He posted a screenshot of Gigi Hadid's comment on an Instagram post that had suggested that Kanye, who called designer Virgil Abloh a close friend of his, did not show him respect while the latter was alive.
Kanye highlighted the screenshot and in the caption to his post, called Hadid a "KAREN", a "ZOMBIE", besides alleging that she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and had not spoken up when his child was allegedly kidnapped. Check out the post right here:
West then went on to share a number of screenshots of conversations he had with Diddy. In of those messages, the Bad Boy Records founder asks West to send him an address so that they can talk face-to-face. However, West refused to meet Diddy and instead called him a "FED". In another one of the texts West said, "Out of respect for everything you've meant to me I'll be as quiet as Virgil". He later threatened to post any further message that Diddy sends him.
Check out some of the exchanges here:
Hailey Bieber had not directly attacked West, but commented "My respect for you runs deep my friend!" on a post criticizing West by fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. In a series of now-deleted Instagram posts, West slammed Bieber and even brought up her rumoured relationship with Drake.