Gigi Hadid feuds with Kanye West about his controversial Yeezy fashion show


Tribune News Service

Kanye West looks on in the Oval Office of the White House during a meeting with President Donald Trump on Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. West’s long list of business partners again face a choice: stick with him or finally cut ties with the music superstar. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS.

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Paris Fashion Week , which was held from Sept. 26 through Oct. 7, was filled with numerous performances and hot new trends. The fashion week consisted of shows from several designer brands, such as Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. These brands used the shows to release their winter collections and the audience was filled with many mentionable models and celebrities, including Gigi Hadid and Kanye West. These two known celebrities had a lot of drama due to controversy because of Kanye West’s contraversial questionable fashion show for his brand Yeezy.

Kanye West is a multi-Grammy winning producer, singer and songwriter. He is also a business owner for his 2015 Yeezy brand partnered with Adidas, which has sold 1.3 billion dollars in annual revenue. West hosted a fashion show for Yeezy and left the media struck because he had models and celebrities wearing black or white shirts that had the statement “White Lives Matter” written on the back of it.

Twitter was outraged by this situation and numerous people spoke out against West. Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, a fashion editor, was one of the first to speak out on his actions. Karefa-Johnson posted on her Instagram her thoughts on the controversial show.

“…the t-shirts this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence,” Karefa-Johnson said in an Instagram post.

West later responded to Karefa-Johnson by posting a photo of her and insulting her appearance on Instagram.

“This is not a fashion person, You speak on Ye, Ima speak on you, Ask Trevor Noah,” music star Kanye West commented in the caption of the post.

This is not Kanye West’s first time being in the negative spotlight as he has been known to insult major names in the fashion and music industry such as Hailey Bieber, John Legend and Trevor Noah.

Despite the hurtful words, Karefa-Johnson posted on her story about her thoughts being shared with a friend in direct messages on Instagram

“It really felt like the divide between indoctrination and education has never been finer,” Karefa-Johson texted to her friend.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid is a close co-worker and friend with Karefa-Johnson. Hadid stepped in and defended Karefa-Johnson by slamming Kanye West in the comment section of one of the posts about her.

“You wish you had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha…. If there’s actually a point to any of your [doing] she might be the only person that save you…..You’re a bully and a joke,” Hadid commented on Instagram.

“I’m not finna get ran over by Hollywood again Gigi, you a privileged Karen, you were born with a silver spoon in our mouth. You’re a zombie, you speak up here but didn’t speak when my child was kidnapped on her birthday,” musician Kanye West responded on Instagram.

Vogue had their initial statements on the West and Hadid feud. The Vogue PR team responded to the situation and reassured viewers of this altercation of what is currently happening behind the scenes professionally.

“Vogue stands with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, our global fashion editor at large and longtime contributor. She was personally targeted and bullied…in a private meeting with Ye today she once again spoke her truth in a way she felt best, on her terms,” @voguemagazine posted on their Instagram.

Many viewers talk about the altercation between Gigi Hadid and Kanye West through threads of tweets on Twitter. Users may question if Kanye is really in the wrong.

“#KanyeWest is wrong about a lot of things, but is he wrong about this? #GigiHadid,” @ThePerezHilton tweeted, linking their own article.

The feud still continues through Instagram and Twitter as the media awaits Hadid’s response. Gabriella Karefa-Johnson has chosen to talk with Kanye privately about how she felt about the situation and made peace with each other. Gigi Hadid and Kanye West still however have bad tension between each other.