Kanye West Cannot Promote His ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirts As a result of It is Trademarked – By 2 Black Males!

If Kanye West hoped to promote a bunch of “White Lives Matter” shirts to right-wing followers, he’s acquired one other factor coming!

As we’ve been reporting, Ye dumped an entire bunch of these shirts among the many homeless inhabitants down on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. That little stunt has triggered its personal set of issues for these struggling to outlive down there. However there’s a motive Ye didn’t promote them as an alternative: as a result of he can’t!

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Capital B reviews that two radio hosts — Ramses Ja and Quinton Ward, who helm the present Civic Cipher out of Phoenix, Arizona — are the house owners of the “White Lives Matter” trademark. Oh, and did we point out Ja and Ward are Black?!


So with a purpose to legally promote shirts with that slogan emblazoned on it, Ye (or his Paris Vogue Week ‘WLM’ stunt accomplice Candace Owens, or anybody making an attempt to push white supremacist messages) has to license the hosts’ trademark. And up to now that hasn’t occurred.

The information outlet interviewed Ja about how he and his co-host happened proudly owning the industrial rights to such a stunning assertion. Ramses detailed how a listener of theirs really purchased the trademark first, after which handed it off to the 2 public figures:

“So we now have a listener who determined they wished to personal the suitable to create, produce, and promote shirts that say ‘White Lives Matter.’ This particular person didn’t wish to produce these shirts, however moderately it’s my understanding that they have been doing it to make sure that the suitable individuals benefited from it. This individual procured it however didn’t actually love proudly owning it, so that they approached us to make sure that the suitable individuals profit from it and that individuals aren’t damage by it. They felt we have been in a way more public place to make use of it to the benefit of Black of us.”


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Not a nasty concept, truthfully. If some bigot goes to attempt to revenue off that terrible slogan anyhow, why not make them pay hand-over-fist to have entry to it, ya know?! Ja defined:

“The place ​​we land on it’s that any individual will personal that trademark as a result of it has totally entered into our standard vernacular. So somebody will personal the suitable to supply and promote clothes with the phrase. Nonetheless, I might moderately dwell in a world the place the earnings from these gross sales return to assist offset the ache it causes moderately than dwell in a world the place I’ve nothing to do with that.”

Ja additionally stated that whereas there are not any plans for them to make use of the trademark themselves, they’re open to creating somebody pay a s**t load of cash to license the phrase! That cash, the radio host stated, may very well be donated to progressive organizations like Black Lives Matter or the NAACP:

“Somebody may come to our lawyer or us and say, ‘Hey, you might have the unique proper to make and promote these garments in america of America. I wish to purchase the trademark for thousands and thousands of {dollars}.’ If we have been to promote that trademark, for no matter sum of money, we may donate that cash to causes that we really feel would profit Black individuals, just like the NAACP or Black Lives Matter organizations. As a result of, realistically, we can’t cease the shirts from being made proper now. We will write stop and desist to individuals promoting these shirts proper now, however that could be a huge monster that requires groups of legal professionals and hundreds of {dollars} that we would not have. In any other case, on the finish of a long-standing, occupying sort of place, we will perhaps donate the trademark to Black Lives Matter or any racial justice group with the assets to ship out stop and desist letters all day, day-after-day.”

So may the Hurricane rapper give you the money to get occurring this? Perhaps. He did have that sort of cash — again earlier than he was the sort of man that wished to make these t-shirts. However he hasn’t reached out up to now! The Civic Cipher co-host stated:

“No, not that I’m conscious of.”


Nonetheless, it’s good to know these guys (and their listener who utilized for the trademark within the first place) have been shrewd sufficient to capitalize on one thing that’s in any other case so offensive. Sorry not sorry, Ye!

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