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 October 5

by Carolina

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The rapper singled the magazine editor out during backlash against his ‘White Lives Matter’ shirts.

As the Grammy winner held his Yeezy Season 9 fashion show in Paris on Oct. 3, many attendees took to social media to express their criticism on his latest line—one of which included Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. 

After the fashion editor shared her thoughts on his controversial clothing, Kanye responded by sharing photos of her to his Instagram feed, along with captions criticising her style which prompted Gigi Hadid to enter the chat in her defense.


“You wish u had a percentage of her intellect,” Gigi—who has collaborated with and is close friends with Gabriella—wrote under one of his Instagram posts on Oct. 4. “You have no idea haha…. If there’s actually a point to any of your s–t. She might be the only person that could save u. As if the ‘honor’ of being invited to your show should keep someone from giving their opinion? Lol. You’re a bully and a joke.”

Kanye’s show sparked backlash on social media after the musician unveiled his line via live stream, with users also voicing their support of Gabriella, who called the rapper’s line “irresponsible.”

Hadid took to her Instagram to issue a statement and described West as a “disgraceful man” for singling Karefa-Johnson out.

She added that Karefa-Johnson is “one of the most important voices in our industry”.

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On Tuesday 4 October, West shared two photographs of the editor with his 17.9 million followers on Instagram, with a caption that mocked her appearance and claiming that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour would “hate” the boots Karefa-Johnson wore in the pictures.

Both posts have since been deleted from West’s account and replaced with a portrait of Karefa-Johnson.

He insisted that she was his “sister” and that the pair met on Tuesday afternoon (4 October) before going to dinner with other celebrities together.

West claimed that Wintour “had Baz Luhrmann film our meeting and we are editing tonight”, adding that the pair “took pics and I was instructed not to post them”.

Explaining his previous attacks on Karefa-Johnson, he continued: “It felt like she was being used like Trevor Noah and other Black people to speak on my expression. She expressed that her company did not instruct her to speak on my T-shirt expression.”

“We apologised to each other for the way we made each other feel. We actually got along and have both experienced the fight for acceptance in a world that’s not our own. She disagreed, I disagreed, we disagreed.”


In her criticism of his “White Lives Matter” T-shirts, she said that including them in his runway show was “indefensible behaviour”.

“The T-shirts this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence,” she wrote on Instagram. “There is no excuse, there is no art here. I do think if you asked Kanye, he’d say there was art and revolution, and all of the things in that T-shirt. There isn’t.

“As we all work through the trauma of this moment, especially those of us who suffered in that room, let’s have some grace for one another.”

Original posted at www.fm104.ie

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