Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner: Nice Try on the Apology, Notorious B.I.G. Estate Claps Back!
Oh, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
Oh, no no no no no no no.
On Thursday, the sisters were blasted by Voletta Wallace, the mother iconic rapper Biggie Smalls, after she learned Kendall and Kylie had superimposed images of themselves on t-shirts featuring her son and Tupac Shakur.
Both of the aforementioned artists were tragically murdered many years ago.
The controversial pieces of attire were released this week as part of a line of “Rap vs. Rock” items that comprise the latest Kendall + Kylie collection unveiling.
They were immediately criticized by Twitter users as insensitive… for fairly obvious reasons.
Overall, the shirts depict photos or album covers from a wide swath of recording artists – including Pink Floyd and Metallica, along with Tupac and Biggie – with Kendall or Kylie’s face imprinted over the snapshots of these singers.
They make that Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial seem like a well-thought out idea by comparison.
Upon discovering that the Jenners had released such items, Wallace went off on them in a scathing Instagram post.
“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this,” she wrote yesterday, adding:
“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!”
To make herself clear, and to make sure the public was aware she and her family were NOT affiliated with these stupid shirts, Wallace also posted the following photo and message:
A short while later, Kendall apologized on behalf of herself and her sister.
“These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists,” she wrote.
“We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed.
“We will use this as an opportunity to learn from theses mistakes, and again we are very sorry.”
Fair enough we guess, right?
We can simply shake our head over this moronic decision by Kylie and Kendall (or, let’s be honest, by their mother and her business team) and move on?
Nope, not exactly. Not yet.
In a statement to People Magazine, the Notorious B.I.G. Estate says it isn’t done with the sisters quite yet.
“While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved,” it wrote in a new statement.
Does this mean a lawsuit is on the way?
Or a threat of a lawsuit, at least, in order to make the Jenners shell out some cash before the controversial really spirals out of control?
It seems very possible.
We’re not legal experts, however.
We just write about celebrity gossip for a living.
We’re not sure the grounds on which a lawsuit could be filed.
But if stupidity were against the law, Kendall and Kylie would be thrown in jail for life for this decision.