Questlove Wears “Kanye Doesn’t Care About Black People” T-Shirt at Concert in Alabama
Kanye West’s return to Twitter has kept fans and the media guessing what will come next as his return has brought everything from new music announcements to controversial support of President Donald Trump. Fellow musicians and celebrities have spoken up in light of the latter, challenging Yeezy’s support of Trump in a series of text messages which Kanye later shared on the social media network.
The latest to voice his concern is Roots’ drummer Questlove, who wore a “Kanye Doesn’t Care About Black People” T-shirt at the Concert for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday, April 27. The tee is an obvious reference to ‘Ye’s appearance on TV in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when he appeared alongside Mike Myers to say “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
This is the shirt @questlove wore while performing at last night’s Concert for Peace and Justice here in Montgomery, Alabama. It reads “Kanye Doesn’t Care About Black People,” underneath the arching sentence “This is an Alt-Right Dream.” I took this backstage after the event. After Ahmir showed his shirt, someone nearby remarked that “Kanye cares about record sales.” I can’t say that I disagree with that, or the t-shirt.
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The tee is done up in the style of West’s The Life of Pablo merch designed by Cali Thornhill DeWitt, with the heavy phrase appearing under the line “This is an Alt-Right Dream.” The latter sentence clearly plays on the line “We on an Ultralight Beam” from the song “Ultralight Beam,” which itself appeared on the official merchandise released in 2016.
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