Supreme Creative Director Tremaine Emory has called out Kanye West for using Virgil Abloh’s death to distract from his recent controversies.
Kanye West was not currying any favours with people since his ‘White Lives Matter’ fiasco, but the rapper added insult to injury when he not only went after people rightfully calling him out but also – as pointed by Tremaine Emory, Creative Director of Supreme – attempted to shirk responsibility by using Virgil Abloh’s death.
Emory’s scathing call-out pertained to a post West made during his relentless attack on Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson.
In the post’s caption, West allegedly attempted to draw attention away from the controversy by alluding to Abloh’s death, saying: “Spank my hand with the ruler(s) i’ll go sit in the “principal(s)” office can’t we talk about more important things like how late the show was or how Bernard Arnault killed my best friend everyone’s got a right to an opinion right there’s mine.”
Emory posted a screenshot of the post on his own account, and slammed West for using Abloh’s memory in such a way.
Calling West’s victim-mentality narrative a ‘sycophant peanut algorithm gallery,’ Emory wrote: “Your best friend Virgil, NEGRO PLEASE, this time last year you said Virgil’s designs are a disgrace to the black community infont of all your employees at yeezy – ASK LUCETTE HOLLAND…I GOT ALL THE “RECEIPTS” (don’t let me get into the things you said about v after his death) (sic).”
Emory then tore down West for calling Abloh his ‘best friend’ when he allegedly ‘rode on him’ in every interaction, fully aware of Abloh’s terminal diagnosis.
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“Ye tell the ppl why you didn’t get invited to Virgil’s actual funeral the one before the public one at the museum. You knew Virgil had terminal cancer and you rode on him in group chats, at yeezy, interviews…YOU ARE SO BROKEN. KEEP VIRGIL NAME OUT YOUR MOUTH…KEEP @gabriellak_j NAME OUT YOUR MOUTH…(sic)” Emory said.
He then went on to ask West to, simply, cut it out: “Your not a victim your just an insecure narcissist that’s dying for validation from the fashion world…take care…at least we’ll always have ‘UGANDA.’ (sic)”
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