Diddy Explains Position Regarding Kanye West’s “WHITE LIVES MATTER” T-shirt
Diddy reiterated his opinions regarding Kanye West’s contentious “White Lives Matter” shirt in a subsequent statement made by him on his Instagram post.
Diddy made it clear in a brief video posted to his Instagram account that while he continues to generally support Ye, the two are obviously at odds over this matter.
“I’ve always been there and I will always support my brother Kanye as a free thinker,” he stated. “But the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt? I don’t rock with it and what the press and what fashion is doing, thinking it’s a joke; when right now, all America has for us is poverty, incarceration and death.
“So before I can get to any other lives mattering,” Middy continued, “which all lives matter… That Black Lives Matter: don’t play with it. Don’t wear the shirt. Don’t buy the shirt. Don’t play with the shirt. It’s not a joke.”
The video was released the day after the owner of Bad Boy Records addressed the media hysteria surrounding Ye’s decision to include the t-shirt in the Yeezy collection at Paris Fashion Week (October 3). Diddy admitted during a conversation with The Breakfast Club that the action undermined the Black Lives Matter movement and slogan. But he insisted that Kanye be given some leeway in the matter.
“We don’t have to condemn Kanye or cancel him or have to go crazy,” he said, “but at the same time, you gotta understand your actions. The action of that, you know, I couldn’t put out the ‘Kanye Or Nothing’ t-shirt. I just couldn’t do it today, and I wanted to put out my first t-shirt tribute to Kanye, and I’m a still do it. I just need a couple of days to get over.”
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