Jaden Smith rips into Kanye West for wearing a White Lives Matter top at the Yeezy fashion show

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Jaden Smith rips into Kanye West for wearing a White Lives Matter top at the Yeezy fashion show

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Jaden Smith has lashed out at Kanye West after the Donda rapper made headlines for his rather questionable choice of attire at his own Paris Fashion Week show.

West hosted a pop-up catwalk to showcase season nine of his Yeezy clothing line.

He decided to clothe himself, his models, and controversial US commentator Candace Owens in shirts with 'White Lives Matter' emblazoned across the back.

Even more bizarrely, the Pope's face adorned the front of the shirt.

Ye completed his look with a pair of diamond-encrusted thongs because one of the cardinal rules of fashion is 'glitz and glam always pairs well with racial controversy'.

Smith, son of actor Will Smith, was in attendance at the Yeezy event, but tweeted that he 'had to dip' in the wake of the fashion faux-pas.

And let's just say it wasn't Ye's gauche sandals that had Smith in a tizzy.

Smith tipped the internet into overdrive by taking to social media to share his thoughts on the debacle... and all without even mentioning West's name.

"True leaders lead," Smith said.

He added: "I don't care who it is, if I don’t feel the message I’m out."

The now-deleted tweet. Credit: Jaden Smith/Twitter.
The now-deleted tweet. Credit: Jaden Smith/Twitter.

In a now-deleted tweet, the 25-year-old went on to namecheck West.

"I can't stand behind what Kanye's saying. He does not have the full support of the youth," Smith said before scrubbing his words from Twitter with a sneaky dirty-delete.

The 25-year-old then added: "Black Lives Matter".

It's a pretty big move for Smith to roast West, considering the young rapper has been previously vocal about his adoration for the 'Bound 2' singer.

Smith has previously dubbed West a 'genius', was invited to his wedding to Kim Kardashian (he wore an incredible white batman suit to the couple's big day and it was iconic), and once even went as far as tweeting 'Kanye For President' in 2014.

But Smith wasn't alone in his outrage over West's 'White Lives Matter' top.

Social media lit up like a Christmas tree with people sharing their thoughts over the controversial slogan.

One social media user said: "Kanye West's decision to wear a 'White Lives Matter' shirt is disgusting, dangerous, and irresponsible. Some of y’all will rush to defend him. You should ask yourselves why."

A second added: "The reason why there is no need for Kanye West or anyone else to wear a white lives matter shirt is because never in the history of this country has the value that America puts on white lives ever been in question."

A third said: "Kanye in the 'white lives matter' T-shirt with Candace Owens. That man is irredeemable."

West is yet to comment on his political - or fashion - statement.

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Fashion, Racism, US News

Rachel Lang
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