Mother of Notorious B.I.G. Lashes Out at Kendall and Kylie Jenner After They Release T-Shirt Line Featuring Dead Rappers

Here we go again.

Reality TV stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner pulled their new line of T-shirts after the mother of Notorious B.I.G. blasted the sisters for using the late rapper’s image without permission. This marked the latest in a long string of complaints accusing the Jenner sisters of appropriating black culture for their own benefit.

The sisters recently released the “Rap vs. Rock” collection of T-shirts via their clothing line, Kendall + Kylie. Grayscale images of various rockers and rappers, such as Ozzy Osbourne, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, were printed on the shirts. Those images were superimposed with ones of Kylie or Kendall — or the letters “kk” — in neon yellow and pink.

Almost immediately upon the shirts’ release, many accused the sisters of being insensitive.

The loudest dissenter was Voletta Wallace, the mother of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G., who took to Instagram to express her displeasure. Her son and Tupac were killed within six months of each other in late 1996 and early 1997.

Voletta Wallace claimed the Jenners asked neither her nor her late son’s estate for permission to use his image.

“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this,” Wallace wrote. “The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me.”

Added Wallace, “I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful , disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!”

Click here to continue reading…

SOURCE: Travis M. Andrews 
The Washington Post