In the 9th season of Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Show’ in France, Jaden Smith Walked out of the show halfway. It had to do with West’s controversial ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt worn by him and the models. This act by Smith was applauded by fans and the internet community on Twitter.
Yeezy show was a part of the Paris fashion week. And it is not the first time that Kanye West has said controversial stuff regarding the black community. Get the details of what went down in the show by scrolling below.
‘White Lives Matter’ in Kanye West’s Yeezy Show in France
The Paris Fashion Week saw the 9th season of the famous Rapper Kanye West’s Yeezy show. Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son) also attended the show among many other guests. All was smooth until the ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt worn by West caught Smith’s attention.
West’s controversial slogan is a way of retort, against the ‘Black Lives Matter’ cause. And the black community and allies do not support this in any form. People bashed the slogan when West first came up with it.
Smith, is a known supporter of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement like many young people of his age. He along with his sister Willow Smith are civil rights activists. And have attended marches concerning ‘black lives matter’. The siblings also took part in the ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ march.
It was obvious then that West’s choice of slogan for his label did not sit right with Smith and decided not to continue with the show. It is reported that right around when West was giving his welcome speech, Smith got up and left the show with,
“ I don’t care who’s it is, if I don’t feel the message I’m out”
Showing his disappointment at Kanye West and his slogan of “White Lives Matter’. Also, this is not the first time that the Rapper has said some controversial stuff regarding the Black community.
Jaden Smith Retorts back at Kanye West Via Twitter
Jaden Smith’s reaction to Kanye West’s White Lives Matter shirt‼️ pic.twitter.com/U2tGgEMm4X— RapTV (@Rap) October 3, 2022
During the opening of the 9th season of the Yeezy show in Paris Fashion Week, Kanye west gave a welcome speech to the guests saying,
“I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader. You can’t manage me.”
Also sporting his Label’s shirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’, which caused Jaden Smith (one of his guests) to walk out of the show.
Later, Smith explained his action via Twitter, where he wrote, “I had to dip” and another tweet saying “ True leaders lead”, in what is seen as a dig at West’s speech. This was applauded and praised by fans.