Selah Marley criticizes her Kanye ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt

Selah Marley defends her with a controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt next to it Kanye Westcriticized critics for being “hive-minded” and told them “you can’t persuade me to be quiet.”

On Monday, the 23-year-old modeled the provocative shirt on Kanye’s Paris Fashion Week runway show, with some calling the move a “publicist stunt” and others roundly criticizing the pair for wearing it.

She texted Ye after receiving a lot of abuse online for her actions, saying she wants to “continue the conversation with depth and clarity”.

Granddaughter of legendary reggae artist lashes out at critics over ‘White Lives Matter Shirt’

The model and granddaughter of the legendary reggae musician also took to Instagram, calling her critics “stick in a hive mind mentality.”

She went on to say that she would not be bullied or coaxed into silence.

“You can’t bully, manipulate, or coax me into silence. Nor will you intimidate me into being who you want me to be.”

Marley added that those who send her hate messages about the White Lives Matter shirt “do what the group tells you to do and think what the group tells you to think.”

“I’m ready for us to have the conversation. Tell Kanye West to text me when he wakes up so we can continue this conversation and provide the necessary clarity, depth and health that we collectively need,” she wrote in a separate post.

Selah texted the rapper that “I think what we did clearly sparked a lot of conversation and I’d like us to continue that conversation,”

Selah Marley says she “likes taking risks” and wants to “continue the conversation”

She said she “likes to take risks and embrace freedom”, but added: “In this case, I think we can continue to discuss the depth behind our decisions.”

“I love taking risks and embracing freedom, but in this case I think we can continue to discuss the depth behind our decisions to show the purity of our intentions and bring healing to our community.”

She ended her message to Kanye with ‘I love you so much. Let’s keep it up – in a healthy way.”

Selah Marley also happens to be the daughter of former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill, in addition to being the granddaughter of Bob Marley, a singer who documented black people’s struggle for freedom.

Selah Marley is the daughter of Fugees singer Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley

Her father is Rohan Marley, the son of the iconic reggae artist. The couple had five children together before splitting up in 2009, having been together since 1996, but the couple never married.

Selah was previously the face of Beyonce’s activewear line, Ivy Park SS17. She described West as a role model in 2017, saying he was persecuted “a lot in the media” but that it doesn’t change him from “who he is.”

“He’s been through a lot of persecution in the media and by people, but that doesn’t stop him from being who he is.”

The former NYU student first began working with West at New York Fashion Week that year in 2017, telling Vogue, “He’s so passionate about everything, and he makes you look forward to his next step, because he’s always off the beaten track.” paths.”

In the past, West and Selah’s mother Lauryn Hill sampled her “Mystery of Inequity” on one of his 2004 songs “All Falls Down”.

Ye re-sampled Hill on his 2021 album Donda, this time with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on the song “Believe What I Say”.

West has previously referred to Hill as “Our Queen.”

Kanye’s spokesperson stops in protest after White Lives Matter shirt at Paris fashion show

In recent years, however, Kanye has supported former President Donald Trump and was regularly seen wearing Make America Great Again hats in public.

He has also made controversial comments in the past, claiming that “slavery was a choice.”

The White Lives Matter incident was so inflammatory that West’s spokesperson Jason Lee stopped at the Paris show in protest, before taking to Instagram to write that West was “gaslighting black people and strengthening white supremacy”.

“Very humbled and grateful to Ye for the opportunity to work with him, but that part of our relationship has come to an end,” he later wrote on his Instagram Story.

Fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson called the t-shirts “highly offensive, violent and dangerous,” to which West responded by ridiculing her outfits and saying she had no idea about fashion. The shadow room previously reported.


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