Hollywood blogger Jason Lee says he’s ended his business relationship with Kanye West.
The “Hollywood Unlocked” founder shared a statement on Instagram Monday, saying he quit his position as head of media and partnerships for West. The announcement came after the hip-hop mogul wore a “White Lives Matter” sweatshirt to his Yeezy fashion show in Paris earlier in the day.
“Very humble and thankful to Ye for the opportunity to work with him but that part of our relationship has come to an end,” Lee shared in an Instagram Story.
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In a separate Instagram post, the blogger accused West of “gaslighting,” and included a picture of the rapper with conservative commentator Candace Owens — both wearing shirts with the “White Lives Matter” slogan.
“I love Ye as a person, and I support free speech. But this is gaslighting black people and empowering white supremacy. Not sure if he has any friends left to tell him but this is utterly disappointing,” Lee began.
“I’m going to exercise free speech and say, nobody black has ever said that white lives don’t matter. But when black people do this it just screams the need for white validation,” he continued.
Lee added that the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper went too far this time.
“Not to mention, adding Candace Owens to this photo is beyond reprehensible. I understand he believes in her right to free speech but her speech is typically embedded in self hate, a determination to promote white supremacy, and she lacks integrity,” he said. “This is sad.”
Page Six reports Lee plans to focus on launching his own talk show.
West faced fierce backlash from the Black community on Monday for wearing the controversial shirt.
But he apparently doesn’t give AF because on Tuesday he took time out to bash Black Lives Matter on social media.
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam now it’s over you’re welcome,” he wrote on his Instagram Story, according to Baller Alert.
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— BallerAlert (@balleralert) October 4, 2022