Dragging them into the drama. Amid the backlash from her controversial Yeezy fashion show, Kanye West hasn’t been shy about sharing his opinions – or involving other celebrities.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper sparked a backlash when he and a conservative pundit Candace Owens were photographed wearing a shirt with the phrase “White Lives Matter” during his Yeezy season 9 presentation during Paris Fashion Week on October 3. West also sent a black model down the runway with the shirt, earning him criticism from industry veterans like vogue editor Gabriella Karefa Johnsonwho claimed the creative choice was “irresponsible”.
In response, West posted several posts insulting Karefa-Johnson’s style and questioned his credibility as a journalist. “He’s not a fashion person You talk on Ye Ima talk on you Ask Trevor Noah“, wrote the designer in a since-deleted tweet, referring to a previous feud with the Daily show host. He later shared another photo of the stylist on social media, saying, “I KNOW ANNA [Wintour] HAAAAATE THESE BOOTS.
However, vogue quickly released a statement defending Karefa-Johnson, stating that she and West had spoken privately.
“vogue is alongside Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, our global fashion editor at large and longtime collaborator. She was personally targeted and intimidated. This is unacceptable,” read the post’s statement, which was shared via Instagram and Twitter. “Now more than ever, voices like hers are needed and in a private meeting with Ye today, she once again spoke her truth in a way she felt best on her terms.”
The “Gold Digger” musician revealed in another Instagram post that he apologized to Karefa-Johnson for his comments. “Gab is my sister,” he wrote. “I don’t let people go to bed thinking I didn’t meet Gabrielle at 5pm today for 2 hours and then went to dinner at Ferdie’s.”
He continued, “It felt like she was being used like Trevor Noah and other black people to talk about my expression. She said her company didn’t ask her to talk about the expression on my t-shirt. We apologized for the way we felt. In fact, we got along well and both experienced the struggle for acceptance in a world that is not ours. She disagreed. I disagreed. We disagreed. At least we both love Ferdie and fashion.
Although he appeared to settle his disagreement with Karefa-Johnson, the drama continued, with West publicly slamming Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber – among other things – for denouncing the parade. During an appearance on Tucker Carlson tonightthe Grammy winner also criticized Lizzo and his ex-wife, Kim Kardashianfor various other reasons.
Keep scrolling to see everyone West named amid his fashion week drama — and if they answered: