Ye, previously often called Kanye West, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Thursday. The hip hop star and clothes designer opened up about why he wore a “white lives matter” shirt earlier within the week. He has since obtained vital backlash for carrying the shirt, which he claims will not be intrinsically offensive.
“I had somebody name me final night time and mentioned anyone carrying a ‘white lives matter’ shirt goes to be green-lit, and meaning they will beat them up in the event that they put on it,” Ye shared. “Okay, green-light me then.”
“So, the reply to why I wrote ‘white lives matter’ on a shirt is as a result of they do,” Ye added. “It is the apparent factor.”
Ye admitted he additionally thought the shirt was humorous. He recalled joking together with his father, Ray West, about it.
“I believed the shirt was a humorous shirt,” Ye mentioned. “I believed the thought of me carrying it was humorous. And I mentioned, ‘Dad, why did you assume it was humorous?’ He mentioned, ‘Only a Black man stating the apparent.’”
Whereas Ye claimed he wore the shirt for altruistic causes, he additionally wore it alongside far-right conservative pundit Candace Owens. Ye additionally supported controversial U.S. president Donald Trump, proudly carrying one the previous president’s signature “Make America Nice Hats.”
“White lives matter” has additionally been designated by the Anti-Defamation League and as a white supremacist phrase.
Tucker Carlson Tonight airs weeknights at 8 p.m. on Fox Information Channel.
Watch as Kanye West defends pro-life stance and slams media for making an attempt ‘to kill us’:
Learn extra from Yahoo Leisure:
Inform us what you assume! Hit us up on Twitter, Fb or Instagram. And take a look at our host, Kylie Mar, on Twitter, Fb or Instagram.