Kendall and Kylie Jenner may think by removing the “vintage” T-shirts with the faces of Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and other musicians from their website, that it would solve their problems, but they’re wrong. On the heels of Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, issuing a statement about the tees, Biggie’s estate is now speaking out.
In a statement to People, the estate said, “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’s probably only a matter of time before the estate says, “Gimme the loot,” and files a lawsuit against the sisters.
On Thursday, Wallace went off on Instagram in a message to the Jenners.
“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this,” she captioned a photo on Instagram, 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!!!”
Shortly after Wallace’s post, Kendall Jenner posted an apology on Twitter.
“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.”
Wallace wasn’t the only one pissed at the T-shirts, Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne, also had a few words of advice: “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”
In a normal person’s world, this would be a hard-learned lesson. But as we all know, culture vultures are just going to vulture, so I’m quite sure the Jenners will do something else dumb and ignorant by the end of the day.