Tucker Carlson talked to Kanye West about his ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt controversy

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Kanye West has defined his considering behind his resolution to decorate himself and several other Black fashions in “White Lives Matter” shirts earlier this week.

West, who legally modified his title to “Ye,” advised Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he wore it as a result of “it’s the apparent factor.”

“The reply to why I wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on a shirt is as a result of they do,” West mentioned through the interview that aired Thursday.

The artist/designer/provocateur has been dealing with backlash since he sported the shirt throughout a shock catwalk occasion held throughout at Paris vogue week.

West recalled a textual content dialog he had together with his dad concerning the controversial assertion.

“I mentioned, ‘I assumed the shirt was a humorous shirt; I assumed the concept of me carrying it was humorous.’ And I mentioned, ‘Dad, why did you assume it was humorous?’ He mentioned, ‘Just a Black man stating the apparent.’” West advised Carlson.

When Carlson pushed West on why he thinks individuals contemplate {that a} controversial assertion, West mentioned that it’s as a result of he’s not appearing in a manner the media thinks he ought to act.

“Because the identical those that have stripped us of our id and labeled us as a coloration, have advised us what it means to be Black,” West mentioned.

The Anti-Defamation League categorizes the phrase “White Lives Matter” as a “hate slogan” utilized by White supremacist teams, together with the Ku Klux Klan.

It’s simply the newest incident that has resulted in criticism, and West additionally addressed a few of that.

In 2016, he met with then President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City, and two years later West visited him on the White House and wore a MAGA hat.

Both of these occasions brought on main outrage, and West advised Carlson he “began to essentially really feel this want to precise myself on one other stage when Trump was operating for workplace and I preferred him.”

He mentioned he was advised by a number of individuals “that if I mentioned I preferred Trump that my profession could be over, my life could be over.”

“They mentioned stuff like individuals get killed for carrying a hat like that, they threatened my life,” West mentioned. “They principally mentioned I might be killed for carrying the hat.”

The Grammy winner additionally lined different subjects, together with being anti-abortion, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and his ideas on larger training within the Black group.

The dialog was half of a bigger interview featured on Carlson’s present. More of the interview shall be aired Friday night, Carlson mentioned.

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