BLM founder Patrisse Cullors unfazed by Kanye calling org a 'scam', gives her LA mansion a $1.4M upgrade

BLM founder Patrisse Cullors unfazed by Kanye calling org a 'scam', gives her LA mansion a $1.4M upgrade
Cullors paid in cash for the $1.4million three-bed, three-bath home in March 2021 (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The West Hollywood EDITION, Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Kenzo and [email protected])

TOPANGA CANYON, LOS ANGELES: 'Black Lives Matter' co-founder Patrisse Cullors has finally completed substantial renovation work on her Los Angeles compound. Cullors bought the $1.4 million barn-style property in March 2021 that has undergone multiple renovations since then. The property is situated in Topanga Canyon's 'hippy enclave' area and occupies a massive area of 2,380 square feet. The luxurious mansion has three bedrooms and bathrooms. 

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Her most recent additions in the compound include a newly-fitted sauna and plunge pool, along with a children's slide and trampoline. The backyard of Cullors' luxurious property is somewhat inclined as it is situated on the side of the canyon wall. It means that she had to complement it with a number of steps on the lot in order to reach the different levels, Daily Mail reports. A new fire pit appears to have been installed in one portion of the yard, at the very rear of the property. A new fence was also erected around the property last year, at a cost of $35,000. 

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In May 2021, Cullors stepped down as the executive director of the decentralized political and social movement organization. Despite describing herself as a "trained Marxist," it later came to light that she had collected quite an impressive range of property investments. Cullors who also owns four residential properties with a total value of more than $3 million in California and Georgia, was revelated later. However, it is reported that she paid in cash for her Topanga Canyon compound. 

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Producer Patrisse Cullors attends the Viacom Winter TCA 2019 panel on February 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California.
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 11: Producer Patrisse Cullors attends the Viacom Winter TCA 2019 panel on February 11, 2019, in Pasadena, California (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Viacom)

A local realtor checked the title documents and confirmed by saying "There is no mortgage holder on the property. The home was purchased by the entity name 'Abolitionist Entertainment, LLC.'" Critics pointed at her by asking if the property was purchased with money she earned from the nonprofit after seeing her astounding real estate portfolio. Cullors also debunked the reports, claiming she bought her wide range of properties with the financial windfall she received from her speaking and book deals. She slammed "right-wing bullying" and said she did not use a single penny from the $90 million donations raised by BLM in 2020.  

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Along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, Cullors established 'Black Lives Matter' in 2013. In 2015 she told a crowd that she and her fellow organizers are "trained Marxists" in ideology who had gathered to hear her at an event. "We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many black folk," she said. She claims to be inspired by the founder of the communist ideology, Karl Marx who was known to be against capitalism and wanted to replace it with a socialist system. Marx was strictly against the idea of owning private property along with many elements of capitalism as he believed that it contributed to an "oppressive class structure."

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This comes just days after Kanye West created yet another controversy by wearing a provocative 'White Lives Matter' sweater at his surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday evening, October 3. The rapper and designer slammed the global cause on Instagram and addressed his followers in a post written in white upper-case lettering on a stark black background, "Everyone knows Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now it's over. You're welcome." Right-wing commentator Candace Owens joined West who is now known as 'Ye', and was seen wearing a complementary version of West's sweater. 'White Lives Matter' was previously called a hate slogan by the Anti-Defamation League. 

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