With help from accused serial rapist and influencer Ian Connor, Kanye West is reportedly giving “White Lives Matter” t-shirts to homeless people.
“Courtesy of Kanye West,” a voice says in a short clip, followed by the camera panning to show a sprinter loaded with boxes, presumably with more t-shirts. Another man wearing a Homeboy Industries shirt – promoting the non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of former L.A. gang members – goes to the vehicle as the man filming encourages him to “hang it up” at their food stand.
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— Ian Connor (@souljaian) October 17, 2022
It’s assumed that Kanye West is giving out the shirts for free after Los Angeles Apparel founder Dov Charney, declined to release the shirts his company manufactured. This came after Ye tweeted that he was about to go “death con 3” on “Jewish people.”
After debuting the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, Ye spoke with Tucker Carlson on Fox News about the message.
“I do certain things from a feeling. I just channel the energy. It just feels right. It’s using a gut instinct, a connection with God, and just brilliance,” he said before sharing his father’s thoughts on the t-shirt.
“My dad is an educated ex-Black Panther and he put a text to me today,” Ye said. “He said, ‘White Lives Matter hahaha.’ And I said I thought the shirt was a funny shirt. I thought the idea of me wearing it was funny. And I said, ‘Dad, why do you think it’s funny?’ And he said, ‘Just a Black man stating the obvious.’”