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Kanye West Releasing Merchandise In Honor of XXXTentacion

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Kanye West Releasing Merchandise In Honor of XXXTentacion

Rap/fashion mogul Kanye West is celebrating the late rapper XXXTentacion by releasing a merchandise line in his honor.

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Following the recent release of the tracklist for XXXTentacion’s posthumous album “Skins,” it shows that Ye is the only other artist that will feature. West recorded a verse for the song “One Minute,” on the highly-anticipated album that drops on Friday.

Now, it’s been announced that the 41-year-old rapper will also release merchandise to commemorate the song. Yeezy Season is set to drop a three-piece mini-capsule collection that coincides with the release of the album at an Art Basel party in Miami on Thursday night, XXL reports. Each T-shirt features artwork by Emmy award-winning designer JJ Villard. 

Prior to his untimely passing in June, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial for domestic violence charges against his pregnant ex-girlfriend, along with witness harassment and tampering charges. In September, West wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post that he regrets not voicing support for XXXTentacion before his June murder and said his silence was “some p—y s—t.”

According to Complex, in a leak of “Skins,” West continues to defend XXXTentacion on their song, rapping,

“Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin’/The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.”

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