Kendall and Kylie Jenner released their new collection of “vintage” t-shirts this week featuring prints of rap icons Biggie and Tupac. Instead of paying homage to these prolific rappers, the Jenners slapped their own images and initials across iconic artwork and photography without permission or proper copyright clearances. Then, they charged everyone $125 per t-shirt, soooo Black Twitter laid them out.
This @KendallJenner shirt is easily the second worst thing to ever happen to Biggie & Tupac. pic.twitter.com/vpw0qip4v8
— Ken Webster Jr (@ProducerKen) June 30, 2017
If you love and respect these artists, which they claimed to do in their apology, the first thing you DON’T do is ruin their best work by stamping your name all of over it. Apart from this blatant disrespect, you, then, take money from their pockets and rob their estates by using their image and likeness without permission and without paying. That’s called exploitation and Biggie’s mom and his estate fired off a cease and desist letter with the quickness shutting all this down.
No, no baby. What is you doing? Kylie might be new to the “pissing off Black Twitter” game, but, Kendall, you know better. May we remind you of this incident?
And now we present, the best roasts of the situation:
Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss. pic.twitter.com/BhmuUVrDBn
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) June 29, 2017
The Doors’ manager on kendall and kylie jenner. THIS?????? pic.twitter.com/T7azXg9VOl
— daphne (@muselips) June 29, 2017
Name 10 songs from the Doors, Pink Floyd, or Metallica. pic.twitter.com/h2JpHCJhM1
— Josh J. (@joshjbeats) June 29, 2017
Voletta Wallace, mother of legendary rapper Biggie Smalls, has now spoken out against Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s new shirt line. pic.twitter.com/iJYA04U7b9
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) June 30, 2017
Why would Kendall and Kylie Jenner think they could just plaster their faces and initials over Biggie and Pac? pic.twitter.com/Mh0yZWKzxw
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) June 29, 2017
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