Kanye West is not backing down despite the many criticisms of his new creative design that featured a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at his ninth Yeezy show during Paris Fashion Week.
In a series of iMessage shared by West, record producer and music executive, P. Diddy was abruptly shut down after he tried to meet with him in person to discuss the reason behind the T-shirts, as someone of African-American descent.
But instead, Ye went on to declare “war” and promised to use him as an “example to the Jewish people.” He continued by asserting that he is not easily influenced or threatened.
“I’m just trying to talk to you a as black man. And I’m talking to you because this is hurting our people. Stop,” P. Diddy pleaded in one of the messages.
This, however, went on deaf ears, as West went on to tell him that the messages will be aired to the public and that he is accepting his apology in advance.
In response to the reason behind the T-shirt, Ye stated, “I thought the shirt was a funny shirt, I thought the idea of me wearing it was funny,” during an interview on Fox News. This has gained wide backlash as the slogan was described by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist hate expression.
See the video of the iMessage exchange between the two below: