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Kendall & Kylie Jenner Try to Use Dead Rappers’ Images to Make Money

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner have pulled a lot of effed-up stunts in the past, but their latest career move has us shaking our heads like never before. The sisters recently expanded their clothing line to include “vintage” t-shirts (#trendy), some of which featured screenshots of their old Instagrams (lol). This is not where the issues arose, however. K&K also sold tees for $125 that had pictures of deceased rappers Tupac “2Pac” Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, with the girls’ faces/initials plastered on top.

When Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, got wind of what the Jenner sisters were doing, she issued a public statement that made it clear that her son’s estate had no official involvement with the items. She wrote on Instagram:

“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this. 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!!!”

The Wallace family’s lawyer eventually sent Kendall and Kylie a cease and desist letter that basically told them to pull the shirts from the site, or they’d be hit with a lawsuit. The note clearly worked, because the clothing items can no longer be found in their online shop.

While the 19-year-old has yet to say anything about the attempted sales, the 21-year-old issued an apology upsetting and offending people, “especially…the families of the artists.”

WHO THE HECK THOUGHT THOSE SHIRTS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IN THE FIRST PLACE?!?! Did Kendall and Kylie seriously approve them? How is that even possible? Like, we honestly can’t.

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This isn’t the first time Kylie’s merchandise got her in trouble. Here are all the times she was accused of copying other people’s work:

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