Kanye West’s ‘White Lives Matter’ shirts given to Skid Row homeless
Kanye West’s “White Lives Matter” shirts have found a new home on Skid Row.
Twitter and Instagram posts of Ye’s former fashion protégé, Ian Connor, appear to show the 25-year-old handing out boxes and boxes of the controversial YZY SZN 9 tees to the homeless people gathered in the dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood.
“Courtesy of Kanye West,” a man, presumably Connor, says in a video as the camera shows a busy street and a sprinter van stocked with boxes.
“Load 1 – Skid Röw,” Connor tweeted with a picture of a woman showing off the oversized long sleeve white shirt.
In 2018, Ye’s former girlfriend Amber Rose told the Daily Beast that “21 women” had come to her, alleging that Connor raped them.
“I don’t know why [Connor’s] still walking around,” Rose said. “I’m disgusted with him, because I truly believe that he did everything that they said he did. It’s really, really sad.”
He has since denied all allegations.
A source close to the delivery told Rolling Stone that there are plans for a second round of drops. The mag also reported that the shirt’s manufacturer, Dov Charney, has stopped the release of the items due to the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing’” rapper’s recent remarks about the Jewish community.
Ye’s words have also put his Adidas partnership “under review.”
“After repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation, we have taken the decision to place the partnership under review,” Adidas said in a statement on Oct. 6. “We will continue to co-manage the current product during this period.”
In August, West accused Adidas of making Yeezy design decisions without him.
The Post has contacted reps for West and Connor for comment.