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Paris (AP) – Rapper Kanye West caused a stir at Paris Fashion Week with a T-shirt slogan. The 45-year-old wore a long-sleeved T-shirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’ on Monday.

Kanye West left it open what he wanted to express, as reported by the industry journal “Variety” and the music magazine “Rolling Stone”. The saying was also seen on the catwalk. The anti-racism organization Anti-Defamation League classifies the sentence as a racist reaction to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which campaigns against violence against black people.

The rapper keeps expressing himself politically. Kanye West was one of a handful of popular artists to publicly endorse former US President Donald Trump. In 2018 he met Trump at the White House wearing a baseball hat with his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. In 2020, West ran for the office of US President himself. However, due to missed registration deadlines, he did not make it onto the ballot in most states.

West often causes a stir on his social media with bizarre messages. According to media reports, he has been suffering from mental health problems for years.

© dpa-infocom, dpa:221004-99-997620/3

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