Kanye West Wears White Lives Matter Shirt To North's Basketball Game

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Vanguard Award winner Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The rapper stood amongst dozens of other parents, including his ex Kim Kardashian, while watching his eldest play.

Even with all the friends it's lost him and the trouble it's caused, Kanye West continues to wear his controversial White Lives Matter shirt, most recently donning it to attend his oldest daughter, North West's basketball game on Friday (October 7) night.

TMZ broke the news on Saturday (October 8), sharing photos of the 45-year-old grinning from ear to ear while watching his child on the court in Thousand Oaks. Several snapshots reveal that Ye was standing almost directly behind his ex, Kim Kardashian, as she sat courtside with Tracy Romulus, both women dressed down in all black.

It's been noted that the father of four didn't look ashamed of his outfit of the night, but rather, proud of it. Video footage shows that his energy was high for the event, and some may even say that he was attempting to bring extra attention to himself.

Kardashian doesn't seem to acknowledge her co-parent in any of the photos, and direct sources informed the outlet that the socialite didn't look in West's direction for the duration of North's game.

The "Runaway" hitmaker is said to have brought a cameraman with him who kept busy filming, and there were no reports of any issues or drama over his WLM garb.

While Ye was all smiles over on the court, things were far less pleasant on his Instagram feed, where his beef with names like Gigi Hadid and Tremaine Emory has continued.

As of Friday night, the Yeezy founder revealed that he's been temporarily banned from the Meta-owned platform, and has since made a return to Twitter where he shared a throwback photo with Mark Zuckerberg – check that out here, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.