‘You cannot bully me’: Bob Marley’s granddaughter Selah defends wearing Kanye West's ‘WLM’ sweatshirt

‘You cannot bully me’: Bob Marley’s granddaughter Selah defends wearing Kanye West's ‘WLM’ sweatshirt
Selah Marley was criticized for modeling a 'White Lives Matter' attire designed by rapper Kanye West (@selah/Instagram, Ebet Roberts/Getty Images and Raymond Hall/GC Images)

PARIS, FRANCE: Selah Marley, the 23-year-old granddaughter of Bob Marley, has responded to trolls who bashed her for wearing a Kanye West-designed ‘White Lives Matter’ sweatshirt at the rapper’s Yeezy Fashion Show in Paris on October 3. She hit back by saying, “You cannot bully me, manipulate me, or coax me into silence.”

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On Tuesday, October 4, Selah took to Instagram taking a stand for herself while shutting down the critics. She wrote via a story, "The past 24 hours has allowed me to realize that most of yall are 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.” She continued by saying, “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 till you hear what I have to say."

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Selah also shared a screenshot of text messages she sent to Kanye stating a need for conversations about the White Lives Matter movement. She wrote, “You may be sleeping but I think that what we did has obviously created a lot of conversation & I would like us to continue that conversation & provide the necessary depth & clarity that we are both extremely capable of. I love taking risks & embracing freedom, but in this case, I think we can continue to discuss the depth behind our decisions to show purity of our intentions & provide healing to our community. love you so much. Let’s keep this going—in a healing way.”

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'Selah Marley has disgraced the name of Bob Marley'

However, this again didn't go down well the netizens. One pointed out Selah is the daughter of the most influential musicians of her generation, Lauryn Hill. The user wrote, "I absolutely expect this from Kanye but Selah Marley has disgraced the name and memory of her grandfather Bob Marley and everything her mother stands for. He was the world's Black freedom fighter. If you don't know her mother is the legendary Lauryn Hill." Another said, "Imagine thinking your intentions matter when it comes to contributing to viral imagery for white supremacists. Reading Selah Marley parrot the same lines Kanye gives about “breaking free from an agenda” is depressing. the agenda is quite literally white supremacy."

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