See the video from Selah’s now-deleted Instagram Story below.
One person took to Twitter writing, “Kanye West got Lauryn Hill daughter wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ tee collection. Streets is done.”
From there the floodgates of disappointment burst wide open and Lauryn Hill’s daughter quickly became a trending topic.
Read more tweets below.
Selah Marley returned to Instagram to get a few things off of her chest regarding the outrage of her wearing Kanye’s White Lives Matter t-shirt.
The 23-year-old model wrote:
The past 24 hours has allowed me realize that most of y’all are stuck in a hive mind mentality. You do what the group tells you to do & think what the group tells you to think.
Witnessing someone break free from “The Agenda” sends you all into such a panic that you will do whatever it takes to force them back into the box that you feel they should exist in.
All morale & empathy is eliminated due to the fact that you feel justified by your emotions.
The victim becomes the victimizer. You cannot bully me, manipulate me, or coax me into silence. Nor will you bully me into being who you want me to be.
I don’t care how many tweets you make. DMs you send or articles you write.
Throughout all of the chaos, I have yet to speak on my experience.
If you know me, you know that nothing I do is without deep thought & intention.
Wait til you hear what I have to say.
See Selah’s original post below.
You may recall that the last time Selah made headlines was when she spoke out about her childhood trauma caused by her parent’s toxic relationship, her father Rohan Marley’s absenteeism, and Lauryn’s physical abuse.
Lauryn Hill addressed her daughter’s claims saying, “If I am guilty of anything it is disciplining in anger, not in disciplining.”
“Selah is on a road to healing and contextualizing her childhood, and is allowed her process, but if you come for me, come for your own mama, and those absent fathers—come for them too, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, your great-great-grandparents, your great-great-great-grandparents, Caribbean parents, African parents and everyone else damaged and judged for being black and forced to conform and assimilate to western standards of ‘order’ shaped through the filter and lens of anti-blackness.”
Read Lauryn’s full statement by visiting the post below.
While I don’t like the fact that Selah Marley chose to wear the White Lives Matter t-shirt, she is an adult and can make her own decisions.
She just has to be ready to live with those decisions and the impact they will have.
What are your thoughts on this?