Hip-Hop Fans Aren’t Feeling Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s New T-Shirts Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur
Update 3 (June 29, 4:51 p.m. EST)
Kendall Jenner has issued an apology for the Tupac and Biggie t-shirts. Read what she has to say below.
Update 2 (June 29, 4:15 p.m. EST):
Now, Biggie's estate is threatening to sue Kylie and Kendall for the t-shirts. According to TMZ, the lawyer for the legendary MC's estate hit the girls with a cease and desist letter, threatening a lawsuit if they don't stop selling the shirt immediately.
Update (June 29, 1:36 p.m. EST):
Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace has spoken out about Kylie and Kendall's shirts, posting a message to Instagram letting the world know she doesn't approve. Read what she has to say below.
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner might have their feet in the rap world when it comes to their dating lives, but they're catching a lot of flack from hip-hop fans for their latest business move. According to screenshots from fans, the entrepreneur sisters were reportedly selling vintage-inspired T-shirts on their Kendall + Kylie luxury line, which featured their faces and logos plastered over photos of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
After social media went into an uproar over the shirts when they were unveiled, the tees have since been removed from their site. Unfortunately, it hasn't stopped hip-hop fans from voicing their outrage over the items, as screenshots of the original shirts have continued to go viral on social media. The 15 pieces contained pictures Kendall and Kylie's faces printed on top of iconic photos of Biggie and Tupac, as well as bands such as Metallica, Pink Floyd and The Doors. Each T-shirt was listed at $125 USD, and reports say they were selling out fast once it hit the web.
While there are customers who have reportedly ordered the shirts when they were made available, there's no word on whether Kendall and Kylie will continue to sell the items, as they have been removed from their site.
This is far from the first time the two ladies have caught flack from the hip-hop community, as them and their family members have all been accused of cultural appropriation through their hairstyles, fashion choices, social media videos and more.
See the social media backlash to Kendall and Kylie's Biggie and Tupac T-shirts in the tweets and gallery below.
Hip-Hop Fans Aren't Feeling Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s New T-Shirts Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur