Kanye West has branded supermodel Gigi Hadid a “privileged Karen” and a ‘zombie’ after she attacked him while defending Gabriella Karefa-Johnson for criticizing his controversial “White Lives Matter” T-shirt.
The rapper posted a screenshot of an Instagram comment the model made on Thursday, alleging that West didn’t treat late fashion designer Virgil Abloh “like a friend.”
Hadid went on to write that Abloh “loved” Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, whom West slammed earlier this week, by saying she wasn’t a “fashion person.” The Yeezy fashion designer later said they apologized to each other.
“Im not finna get ran over by Hollywood again,” the Grammy winner captioned the upload in all caps. “Gigi you a privileged Karen.
“You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth,” the 45-year-old songwriter continued. “You’re a zombie. You speak up here but didn’t speak up when my child was kidnapped on her birthday.”
West’s conclusion in the post referenced previous comments he has made via social media about not being invited to his and Kim Kardashian’s 4-year-old daughter Chicago’s birthday party in January which Kim and more of her family members have denied.
After Karefa-Johnson criticized West for widely-condemned “White Lives Matter” shirts to his Milan Fashion Week show on Monday, West slammed the journalist’s fashion sense and Hadid clapped back.
“You wish u had a percentage of her intellect,” the Guest in Residence creator wrote on Tuesday. “You have no idea haha…If there’s actually a point to any of your s–t she might be the only person that could save u.”
She went on to call him a “bully” and a “joke,” adding, “As if the ‘honor’ of being invited to your show should keep someone from giving their opinion..? Lol.”
Although West later referred to Karefa-Johnson as his “sister” and said that they had lunch, Hadid corrected him for calling her “Gabby” and “Gabrielle.”
She commented, “It’s Gabriella*.”
West continued to slam Hadid, cropping her out of an Instagram Story photo with her sister, Bella Hadid.
The musician also posted a since-deleted photo to his feed of Bella, 25, Photoshopping “White Lives Matter” onto the model’s viral spray-on dress from the Coperni show.