Kanye West and Candace Owens at the YZYSZN9 (Yeezy Season 9) fashion show in Paris, France, wore shirts with “White Lives Matter” on the back, with s picture of the Pope on the front.
Kanye West supported Donald Trump and visited the White House during his Presidency. West has also publicly gone through his goal of refinding his Christian faith, including the release of his album, “Jesus Is King”, a Christian album with no swearing, violence, or sexual imagery portrayed throughout the album. With Kanye’s move towards Christianity, he has become more right-wing in his ideology, including anti-abortion stances.
According to the DailyWire.com:
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,” West said on Instagram, where he has nearly 18 millions followers. “Now it’s over, you’re welcome.”
The BLM movement has opposed law enforcement while promoting other radical ideas, like the disruption of the nuclear family.
“We are unapologetically Black in our positioning,” the group’s “what we believe” page said. “In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others.”
“They teach black kids Kwanzaa at Sierra Canyon,” West said in a now-deleted post, referring to a private school in Chatsworth. “What the f*** is Kwanzaa and who made that bulls*** up? Everyone lives in LA for the check anyway so no one really cares about their children being indoctrinated.”
Kwanzaa was created by black activist Maulana Karenga in 1966; in 1971 he was convicted of felonious assault and false imprisonment. He currently serves as chairman of the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach. The Kwanzaa festival is observed starting the day after Christmas for 7 days and involves celebrating seven Swahili values; a candle is lit each day on a candleholder.
Kanye West and Candace Owens have been friends for years. Kanye has quoted Candace Owens on multiple occasions, and Owens has sent Kanye a signed copy of her books in the past.
Kanye West and Candace Owens have had falling outs in the past, including Owens attempting to get Kanye onboard with her move, “BLEXIT”, a move to get Black voters to sway from the Democrats and expose their racist roots. While Kanye appears to ideologically agree with the BLEXIT movement by Candace Owens, Kanye wasn’t fully informed of his participation in the move, and never formally agreed to help promote it.
Candance Owens and Kanye West appear to have a repaired relationship currently, and West’s move to include Owens in the YZYSZN9 fashion show should be seen as a huge honor.