Monday, April 15, 2024

Diddy Takes on Kanye’s White Lives Matter Shirt: “Don’t Wear the Shirt, Don’t Buy the Shirt, It’s Not a Joke”


Sean Combs aka P Diddy, to me, does not look well. He looks, well, puffy. He’s also been saying strange things about his former recording artists.

But right now Combs has taken to Instagram to criticize Kanye West over his White Lives Matter t shirt. Combs joins dozens of other celebrities, black and white, in denouncing Kanye’s latest offensive public move.

Watch this video. Combs says: “Don’t wear the shirt, don’t but the shirt, it’s not a joke.” He says all lives matter, but Black lives matter because — “all they [white people] have planned for us is poverty, incarceration, and death.”

If you hear that and you’re white, you say, Oh that’s ridiculous. But is it? I’m not so sure.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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