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Notorious B.I.G.'s mom accuses Kendall and Kylie of cultural appropriation after T-shirt scandal

06:52 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Yahoo News

Notorious B.I.G.'s mom accuses Kendall and Kylie of cultural appropriation after T-shirt scandalA lot of people are extremely unhappy and offended by Kendall and Kylie Jenner's new line of t-shirts, featuring their faces and initials plastered over the album covers of iconic, largely dead, musicians. Those among the offended is Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Volleta Wallace. The famous sisters featured her son's face on one of their, now pulled, shirts.  Kendall and Kylie are trash for so many things... but this... this is straight disrespectful, and they're selling them for $125 each 臘‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/W50WqHUpRw — Cj Conde (@carloscjconde) June 28, 2017 SEE ALSO: Kendall Jenner is 'challenging the status quo' according to another brand Wallace issued a statement on her Instagram expressing her displeasure with the T-shirt, calling the fashion line "exploitation." They failed to reach out to her for permission to use her son's face on their T-shirts, and didn't consult with his estate in any way.  I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this.  The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me.  I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt.  This is disrespectful , disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!! A post shared by Voletta Wallace (@volettawallace) on Jun 29, 2017 at 9:31am PDT "I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this," Wallace wrote. "The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me." She continues, "I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2 Pac and my son Christopher to sell a T-shirt. This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!" Sharon Osborne, whose husband Ozzy Osborne is also featured on one of the shirts, tweeted her lack of appreciation by saying that the girls, "haven't earned the right," to put their faces on musical icons. Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss. pic.twitter.com/BhmuUVrDBn — Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) June 29, 2017 Although Kendall and Kylie issued an apology on each of their social media accounts and have pulled the shirts from their Kendall + Kylie fashion line, Wallace released a statement to People that Notorious B.I.G.'s estate is not giving up on the matter.  The statement says, “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved.” This isn't the first time the sisters have been accused of cultural appropriation, and unfortunately, it doesn't look like it will be the last. For Wallace's and the families' of other musicians featured on the shirts sake, we hope the matter finds closure. [H/T: The Washington Post] WATCH: Willy Wonka's sideways-moving elevator could soon become a reality


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