On Sunday, Kanye West teamed with Hollywood Unlocked‘s Jason Lee to hosted a new event dubbed The Future Brunch for Black media outlets and Ye declared Black Future Month
“This is the future,” Ye told the journalists from 50 Black outlets. “There is no looking backwards — only forwards.” West also referenced his good friend and collaborator, the late Virgil Abloh, who passed away November 28, 2021, from cancer. Abloh was the founder of fashion brand Off-White, and the first African American to serve as artistic director for Louis Vuitton.
“Me and Virgil believed in Black design,” the 22-time Grammy winner commented. “Now we need to invest in Black media. God uses me as a vessel — we declare Black Future Month. The future — not the past.” Kanye added, “It’s not about me, it’s about us. They can’t tell us what to say. We’re too powerful.”
During his conversation, the Chicago MC discussed elevating Black culture, desegregation in media, humanizing how people of color are portrayed in the media, and Black ownership of media properties.
Yeezy also performed his Sunday Service for the first time for members of the press.
As Kanye focuses on the future, his verbal war with his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, continues.
As previously reported, Ye appears to have deleted all of the Instagram posts in which he reportedly called out Kim.
In the since-deleted posts, the Donda rapper slammed Kim, and voiced concerns about his oldest daughter, North, being on TikTok, made claims that his estranged wife stopped him from seeing their children, and even claimed that he was accused of putting a contract out on Kim.
“YESTERDAY KIM ACCUSED ME OF PUTTING A HIT OUT ON HER,” Ye claimed in a lengthy post shared to Instagram on Sunday, according to Page Six.
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