Kanye West fuels controversy with claim that ‘everyone knows’ that BLM ‘was a scam’

Rapper Kanye West has always bucked the current trends and marched to his own beat regardless of the created controversy in his wake, and that continued this week when he championed the “White Lives Matter” counter-slogan on his clothing line at a fashion show in Paris, France.

West then doubled down amid the intense and predictable backlash by proclaiming that the Black Lives Matter movement was always a “scam,” the New York Post reported.

“Everyone knows …”

At a fashion show in Paris on Monday, West and the models displaying his new clothing line, as well as conservative pundit Candace Owens, were seen wearing shirts or hoodies that bore the phrase “White Lives Matter,” which emerged as a counter-narrative to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Numerous black activists and celebrities were outraged and issued fiercely critical denunciations of West over his championing of that slogan, but the countercultural rapper has refused to back down.

In fact, in an Instagram post that has since been deleted, West stated: “Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now its over You’re welcome.”

Founded on false narratives and blatant lies

The thing is, angry pushback aside, West is absolutely correct in his assessment of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the Washington Examiner.

First of all, the entire movement was founded on blatant lies from black activists that were propagated by a complicit media, initially in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin in a confrontation with George Zimmerman, though BLM really hit its stride in 2015 amid the riots in Ferguson, Missouri that erupted after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

Activists and the media insisted that Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and had attempted to surrender — hence the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan built on falsities — when in reality, and confirmed by a DOJ probe under former President Barack Obama, Brown had actually first attacked white police officer Darren Wilson and attempted to steal his gun.

The BLM movement then grew on those lies until it took center stage in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, at which point it began to receive tens of millions of dollars in donations and corporate sponsorship while at the same time supporting massive protests and riots nationwide.

Financial corruption

That huge influx of cash is what led to BLM being fully exposed as a “scam,” according to National Review, as various leaders were exposed by investigations that revealed that millions of dollars had been siphoned away to buy expensive homes, pay exorbitant salaries to family and friends, or simply disappeared with no trace.

The exposed corruption prompted many state and local chapters of BLM to cut ties with the national organizations and led to internal fighting and lawsuits over the “embezzlement” perpetrated by some of the movement’s leaders, the Post noted.

“From the beginning, Black Lives Matter was a scam. The movement was built on a lie and was channeled toward anti-police sentiment, exploited by Democratic politicians who think stoking racism helps them and know that talking about the homicides in the cities they run would not,” the Examiner summed up. “The financial scam was simply the icing on the cake of the political scam, and it’s a scam that Democratic politicians and liberal activists (and journalists) will continue to push without a hint of regret or introspection.”