“They want corny ass Gigi Hadid and nose job Hailey Baldloose to rally behind an obvious Corey Gamble level non fashion industry plant,” Ye, who also shared a Stories update in which he cropped Gigi out of a photo, wrote. “They don’t want to support Beyoncé. They want to shame Lizzo whenever she looses [sic] weight. Travis Scott and Future are real ones for recognizing this queen and she ain’t have to fuck nobody to be recognized.”
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The artist formerly known as Kanye West has again addressed the widespread pushback against his recent decision to feature a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt design in the YZY SZN 9 presentation in Paris.
In an Instagram update shared Wednesday, as seen below, Ye also referenced Gigi Hadid and again appeared to mention Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. As previously reported, Ye had targeted Karefa-Johnson on social media in response to her comments about Monday’s show. Hadid was among those who responded by defending Karefa-Johnson and criticizing Ye, including by calling him a “a bully and a joke.”
“I wonder what Gigi and Venus’s perspectives were when I didn’t know where my child was on her birthday,” Ye said on Wednesday, adding that “Gabby told me that she disagreed with that.”
From there, Ye turned the focus of his statement back to the t-shirt design.
“So why did everyone feel so free to attack me about my t-shirt but Candace Owens was the only public figure to say that it was wrong for the Kardashians to keep me from seeing my daughter?” Ye said.
Speaking more generally in the closing moments of the latest IG post, Ye addressed “all audience so outraged” by the t-shirt design.
“Where was you when I couldn’t see my kids?” he asked. “I went public in hope of public support at that time.”
See more below. In a separate post, Ye said he was “open to a convo” regarding his prior remarks directed at LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, which ultimately spurred a callout by Tremaine Emory of Denim Tears and Supreme.
In a subsequent comment left on one of Ye’s posts, Khloé Kardashian urged him to “stop tearing Kimberly down and using our family when you want to deflect.” She also disputed Ye’s comments about “the birthday narrative,” as well as offered to continue their discussion in a private setting.
Ye’s latest follows several statements released in condemnation of the YZY SZN 9 design, including from Vogue itself. The publication’s statement also confirmed that the two engaged in a “private meeting” on Tuesday.
As for the shirt design, Ye earlier this week responded to the widespread criticism by stating in an IG Stories update “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam.” The design has been roundly criticized by a number of public figures including Jaden Smith, Boosie Badazz, and the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, Wanda Cooper-James.
In a comment to Rolling Stone on Tuesday, Cooper-James said the online discussion surrounding the design caused the WLM phrase to trend, “which would directly support and legitimize extremist behavior.”