Diddy is attempting to support Kanye West in the face of criticism for his divisive “White Lives Matter” shirt.
Diddy, 52, allegedly texted West, 45, saying, “I’m just trying to talk to you as a Black man,” which the Chicago native reshared on Instagram on Friday, October 7. And I’m speaking to you now because our people are suffering as a result. Stop.”
West responded by telling the record producer, real name Sean Combs, that he would post whatever “Puff” texted him and that he was “breaking my heart” for doing so because he had an opposing viewpoint.
Additionally, Diddy sent the “Stronger” rapper a message asking for an address so the two could “stop playing these online games” and speak face to face.
According to a screenshot that the “Heartless” singer shared on Instagram on Friday, “This ain’t a game,” was his response. “I’m going to use you as an example to prove to the Jews who told you to call me that they have no power to intimidate or sway me. I warned you that this was war.
When West and conservative commentator Candace Owens wore matching “White Lives Matter” shirts to the Yeezy season 9 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, it sparked controversy earlier this month.
The “Gold Digger” musician has defended his fashion choices and recent antics in spite of an increasing number of critics who are upset by his actions.
“I just channel the energy and do things based on feelings. It merely seems right. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, October 6, West said: “It’s using a gut instinct, a connection with God, and just brilliance.”
While Diddy has refrained from making any further remarks regarding West’s actions and contentious shirt, the Grammy winner has persisted in his viewpoint. Although the fashion designer “didn’t like” their exchange, he still intended to sell his “White Lives Matter” t-shirts because “nobody gets in the way of my money,” the “Diddy Rock” performer texted back.
God is Love, West captioned his post. Although he misspoke to me, I still love my brother.
For a detailed analysis of West and Diddy’s conflict, continue reading below: