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Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Selah Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt At Kanye Show

Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt With Candace Owens At Yeezy Show

Bob Marley’s granddaughter and Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley’s participation in Kanye West’s White Lives Matter runway show has sparked shock and disappointment by many.

On Monday, Selah Marley was spotted sharing a laugh with Kanye and wearing his controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt in Paris. The shirts and Ye’s comments have drawn backlash across the United States and other countries, which viewed it as a racist trope that neglects the tribulations of African Americans and seeks to commercialize and make money from the racist division in America.

In reaction, thousands of people shared disappointment that Selah walked the runway for Kanye West’s Season 9 Yeezy Fashion Show and disrespected her very heritage from her grandfather Bob Marley who bravely used music to speak against racism and apartheid hate.

Selah shared a video on her Instagram Story where she is seen talking to Kanye West while wearing one of the shirts with the WLM statement emblazoned on the back.

“Love u sm @KanyeWest,” she captioned the video. “why I hit twin in the face like that,” she joked, referring to Kanye as her twin. “Uncle ye,” she said in another post with a heart emoji.

Her camaraderie with Kanye Marley was, however, not received well as many called her out for joining in Kanye’s disrespect of the Black Lives Matter movement that has been advocating for fairness and equality and against police brutality, racial profiling, and other human rights breaches particularly the wave of police killings over the last three years.


Kanye West and Selah Marley

Selah Marley is the daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley. Her joining the Yeezy campaign was called into question as many called for guidance for the 23-year-old whose parents come from a rich heritage of Afrocentrism that fights for the black race.

In a rare interview with Rolling Stone in 2021, Lauren Hill spoke about intending her biggest album, ‘Miseducation of Lauren Hill,’ released in 1998, to be a continuation of her ancestor’s struggles for their peoples.

“I think my intention was simply to make something that made my foremothers and forefathers in music and social and political struggle know that someone received what they’d sacrificed to give us…at the time I felt like it was a duty and responsibility to do so. I saw the economic and educational gaps in black communities,” she said as she offered that she used herself, even though she was very young, to help bridge gaps to help her people.

On social media, many were not pleased that Selah joined Yeezy’s campaign, although she is a supermodel who appears to have a standing contract with Yeezy.

“I absolutely expect this from Kanye but Selah Marley has disgraced the name and memory of her grandfather Bob Marley and everything her mother stands for. He was the world’s Black freedom fighter. If you don’t know her mother is the legendary Lauryn Hill,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“Just two years ago Selah Marley a$$ was marching in them streets dodging bullets and choking on smoke grenades for George Floyd. Now she and putting on a “White Lives Matter” shirts for Kanye west. I know Bob Marley flipping in his grave,” another person wrote.

Others, however, mused that Selah’s decision might have been calculated to hurt her mother, whom she once accused of abuse when she was a child.

“It’s annoying cuz Jaden Smith literally left the show, but meanwhile Selah Marley. But she and Lauryn Hill’s relationship is Complicated so maybe she wanted to piss off her mom lol,” someone wrote on Twitter.

“The Miseducation of Selah Marley,” another wrote.

“I’m accustomed to Kanye being nothing other than what he’s repeatedly shown us to be, but what too many refuse to accept. One of the more painful parts for me is Selah Marley,” another said.

Lauren Hill has not responded to the shock and disappointment in Selah’s decision to model the offensive shirt.

In 2020, she responded to claims by her daughter that she was abused as a child. In an Instagram post, Selah alleged that growing up. Her father played an absent role while her mother was abusive. However, Ms. Hill later explained that she disciplined her child to protect her from the potential terrors of the Hollywood life that fame and riches brought.

“Uhhhh black people, what??? Selah has every right to express herself, I encourage it, but she also got the discipline that black children get because we are held to a different standard,” Hill said.

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Kanye West was spotted wearing a provocative shirt that said “White Lives Matter” shirt at his surprise Yeezy season 9 fashion show in Paris on Monday.

Videos from the Yeezy SZN 9 Runway event showed the rapper participating in what appears to be a choir session ahead of the launch and then a speech that established him as “the leader” while criticizing the media and addressing other elements in fashion.

Wearing bedazzled thong sandals and all black except for the ‘White Lives Matter’ printed on the back of his shirt, Kanye West spoke about a number of things he has experienced in his journey in fashion, Kim Kardashian’s robbery in 2016, and his conversation with Scooter Braun about taking a break which led to him having a mental break down.

“A week after that show happened, my wife at the time got robbed, right here in Paris. Then, I told my manager at that time, Scooter Braun that I just wanted to go to Japan, I needed a break and he said ‘no, you need to go make more money’, so we need to do a second leg of the tour and that tour lasted for four days and I went to the hospital. And every time I do something great, someone brings up that moment, for the rest of my life. It’s the ultimate stigma, people feel they have the right to come to my face and call me ‘crazy’ like it doesn’t hurt my feelings like you don’t have to be crazy in order to change the world,” Ye said in a short speech.

Kanye West also spoke about the critical comments made about his previous fashion shows, where guests complained about waiting for hours in the hot sun, models fainting, and just general disorder.

“We did change the look of fashion over the past 10 years. We are the streets, we are the culture and we will not be bullied or treated differently than you treat any other fashion show that might have started a little later just t present the best ideas to you because these pictures will last forever,” he said.

“I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader,” he added while mentioning his issues with Gap.

Kanye added that the idea behind his latest collection is “everything is pull on and pull over”.

“Fashion has had a tendency to be extremely classist to say that if you weren’t pretty enough or didn’t have enough money or weren’t born into money or weren’t scamming you couldn’t afford this cut…,” he said as he referenced the boardroom comments differing from what street style required.

“You can’t manage me,” he said as he concluded that his creativity cannot be controlled.

Meanwhile, this is the first time Kanye is taking his designs to Paris Fashion Week. He teased at the beginning of his speech that quite a few famous faces would be at his show, including ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, his ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk and his rumored girlfriend Candice Swanepoel, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Lauryn Hill, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Gisele Bündchen, Bella Hadid and Amelia Gray Hamlin and others.

Candace Owens also appeared at Kanye West event wearing a white shirt with “White Lives Matter” written on the back.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, not everyone is pleased with Kanye’s shirt, especially his black fans who have supported him to the current stage of his career.

“He wants the racists to fw him,” one person wrote.

“I remember when Kanye was all about uplifting the black community. Times have changed,” another said.

“Yikes! This dude advocates more for white people then his own people,” another wrote on Twitter.

“Of course he did. I will now sit back and listen to his fans defend this BS,” another said.

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Comment by James on October 5, 2022 at 10:23pm
Well wat u expect isn't jer ancestry neanderthal
Comment by Ignar4Real on October 5, 2022 at 12:51pm

Stockholm Syndrome.

Comment by ADELTECH REAL ESTATE on October 5, 2022 at 12:30pm

She never too her grandfather music, cause she'd learn what he sings about .

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