More shots taken. Kanye WestAnsweredGigi HadidAnd Hailey Bieber’s criticism of his behavior during Paris Fashion Week — and he didn’t hold back when it came to name-calling.
“‘THEEYY’ don’t want undeniable beautiful Black women to be put on their rightful throne,” West, 45, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, October 6. “They want corny ass Gigi Hadid and nose job Hailey Baldloose [Bieber]To rally behind an obvious Corey Gamble level nonfashion industry plant.”
After slamming Hadid, 27,And Bieber, 26, the Grammy winner argued that critics “don’t want to support Beyoncé” and “want to shame Lizzo whenever she looses weight,” calling Travis Scott and Future “real ones” for “recognizing their queen.” West also noted that “this queen” — seemingly the “Good as Hell” singer, 34 — “ain’t have to f–k nobody to be recognized” and “is going to change the trajectory of our people cause she’s not promoting the things that kill our people … destroy and control our people.”
The “Stronger” rapper initially caught heat on Tuesday, October 4, when he took aim at VogueEditor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson after she called his new Yeezy season 9 collection “irresponsible.” The line included “White Lives Matter” T-shirts that the “Homecoming” artist, his runway models and guest Candace OwensDuring his Paris Fashion Week show, he wore this dress.
Chicago native, who is also a Chicagoan, responded by sharing multiple posts about the journalist and slamming her fashion choices as well as questioning her credibility.
Hadid jumped into the controversy to support Karefa-Johnson, with whom she’s collaborated multiple times in the past, calling him a “bully” and writing, “You wish u had a percentage of her intellect.”
Bieber, for her parts, took to social networking on Tuesday to defend Karefa-Johnson’s fashion writer. “GKJ ALL DAY, EVERYDAY,” the Rhodes founder wrote over a photo of Karefa-Johnson’s face via her Instagram Story. “My respect for you runs deep my friend! To know you is to love you, and to work with your is an honor. The most generous. The most talented. The most entertaining. The most chic.”
As the drama continued, Vogue came to the Barnard College alum’s defense by stating that they “stood” behind her words and that her being “personally targeted and bullied” was “unacceptable.”
West had previously confessed that he had apologised to Karefa Johnson, before he began his feuding with Hadid and Bieber. “Gab is my sister,” he captioned an image of the reporter via Instagram on Tuesday. “I’m not letting people go to bed thinking I didn’t meet with Gabrielle at 5 p.m. today for 2 hours then went to dinner at Ferdie.”
The editor also shared her thoughts about the situation. “Your girl has been through it!” Karefa-Johnson wrote via her Instagram Story at the time. “I’m exhausted, but I am so moved by and grateful for the outpouring of love I’ve received (here and elsewhere) over the last 24 hours.”
She added, “I feel so blessed to belong to a community that would show up for me like this. One thing about me is that I will always speak up and try to honor what I believe. I stand by my thoughts and stand behind them. Thank you all for supporting me in that.”