Kanye West recently sparked outrage when he showcased his Season 9 collection in Paris. Kanye was spotted wearing a black t-shirt with the words “White Lives Matter” written clearly on the back. Kim Kardashian even chastised him for it, but now Lauryn Hill’s daughter has rushed to his aid.

Selah Marley, Lauryn Hill’s daughter, has defended Kanye West’s “White Lives Matter” shirt after he was chastised for wearing it during his Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris. On Monday, October 3rd, the 23-year-old, whose father is Rohan Marley, the son of late reggae legend Bob Marley, modeled the controversial shirt on the runway during the elite fashion event in the French capital. On the back of the shirt was a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement, and on the front was an image of Pope John Paul II.

While it’s unknown if she chose to wear the shirt, Marley received backlash on social media, with many wondering aloud what her mother and grandfather, both of whom are revered for their political activism, would think. However, it appears that Marley is unwilling to give in to outside opinions or expectations. On Tuesday, October 4, the model took to Instagram Stories to defend the “White Lives Matter” shirt and respond to individuals attempting to “bully” her into changing her opinion.

“The past 24 hours has allowed me to realize that most of yall are stuck in a hive mind mentality,” she wrote.

You do what the group tells you to do & think what the group tells you to think.

Witnessing someone break free from ‘the agenda’ sends you all into such a panic that you will do whatever it takes to force them back into the box that you feel they should exist in. All morale & empathy is eliminated due to the fact you feel justified by your emotions.

The victim becomes the victimizer. You can not bully me, manipulate me or coax me into silence. Nor will you bully me into being who you want me to be. I don’t care how many tweets you make, DMs you send, or articles you write.

Throughout all of the chaos, I have yet to speak on my experience. If you know me, you know that nothing I do is without deep thought & intention. Wait til you hear what I have to say.

Marley then shared a screenshot of a text she sent to Kanye West, asking him for more “clarity” about his “White Lives Matter” shirt design, which she says was done with “pure” intentions to “heal our community.” “hey ye is this your actual number? this is selah btw,” she wrote in the text.

you may be sleeping i think that what we did has obviously created a lot of conversation & i would like us to continue that conversation & provide the necessary depth & clarity that we are both extremely capable of.

i love taking risks & 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 & provide healing to our community. love you so much. let’s keep this going—in a healthy way.

She captioned the photo: “i think he’s sleeping but i’m ready for us to have the conversation. tell @kanyewest to text me when he wakes up so we can continue to move this conversation forward & provide the necessary clarity, depth, & healing that we are collectively in need of. love you guys regardless.” Kanye shared the message on his Instagram Stories, but it’s unclear if he responded to her text. Marley replied to Ye’s repost with the words “it’s happening” and a burning heart emoji.

High-profile personalities who condemned him included Jaden Smith, Boosie Badazz, and Marc Lamont Hill. However, much as when questioned in the past about his opinions on race and politics, the billionaire rap mogul refused to apologize. Let’s wait and watch what Kanye does next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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