To quote Kanye West, “Black Lives Matter is a fraud.”
The American rap singer has caused a sensation by attacking the Black Lives Matter movement and publicly wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt.
Kanye West, an American rapper who has made a career out of inciting controversy for financial gain, has sparked a new controversy by calling Black Lives Matter a “scam,” following internet backlash over his wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt.
The businessman, 45, made the comments in an Instagram post that has since been deleted, saying, “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a fraud.” As the saying goes, “That was then; this is now. You’re really welcome. “
West wore a shirt reading “White Lives Matter” at his Yeezy design presentation in Paris on Monday, and this comment appears to be a response to the backlash he received for doing so. Models sported the new Yeezy collection, which included the contentious counter-BLM phrase, on the runway. West was also seen with Candace Owens, a black conservative activist. Both of them were wearing shirts that said “White Lives Matter” and had a picture of Pope Francis on the front.
Both celebrities have been vocal in their disapproval of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been under fire since its leaders were accused of embezzling funds from the group to support their own lavish lifestyles. More than $10 million in fees from donors were “syphoned” to pay Shalomyah Bowers’ consulting firm last month, according to allegations made against BLM head Shalomyah Bowers.
Black Lives Matter later issued a statement wherein they denied any wrongdoing. In a statement, BLMGNF was credited with having “charted a path of responsibility” thanks to Shalomyah Bowers’ direction and Bowers Consulting’s efforts. Contrary to the allegations made in their frivolous lawsuit, Melina Abdullah and BLM Grassroots are wrong.
Meanwhile, according to tax documents filed with the IRS, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used charity funds in March to pay her brother and the father of her child eye-watering sums of cash for various services.
After the fact, Cullors put out a statement in which she said she used party money but denied doing anything else wrong.
“That I took millions of dollars that were given to [the foundation] and hid them in my bank account is completely false,” she said. Saying something like, “That’s not the whole story. That I would be accused of stealing from black people has affected me both personally and professionally.
For black novelist and professor Marc Lamont Hill, the choice to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt was “disgusting, dangerous, and reckless” on Twitter. You guys are going to jump to his defence. Why are you doing this to yourselves?