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Kanye West laughs off White Lives Matter uproar as he lands in LA ahead of Tucker Carlson sit down

Kanye West seemed to be in a jubilant mood as his flight landed in Los Angeles on Thursday.

He didn’t seem too fazed by the widespread controversy that he created days earlier when he sported a ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt at his YZY fashion show in Paris, which was widely condemned by fans and fashion industry luminaries and led Adidas to put its relationship with him ‘under review.’

The 45-year-old rap superstar could be seen grinning ear to ear while looking at his phone, as he headed to a meeting with Fox News host Tucker Carlson at his office, according to TMZ.

Top of the world: Kanye West, 45, could be seen grinning ear to ear at something on his phone as he touched down in Los Angeles on Thursday

Back home again: The rapper was arriving back home after a flight from Paris

Pushing buttons: He returned after stirring up controversy by debuting a 'White Lives Matter' shirt at his YZY show for Paris Fashion Week

Back home again: The rapper was arriving back home after a flight from Paris, where he stirred up controversy by debuting a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt at his YZY show for Paris Fashion Week

Kanye initially looked more stone faced as he deplaned in one of his now-standard all-black casual outfits.

He looked comfortable in a nondescript black hoodie, though he kept the hood down in favor of a black baseball cap reading 2023 on the bill, presumably in honor of Yeezy’s Spring 2023 show.

He matched his black jeans to his shirt and wore tall black rain boots, also a staple of his recent style.

Although the Monster rapper has often favored well-maintained facial hair, he now sported a thick beard.

He completed the low-key look with a bulky black backpack with thick straps that he wore slung over one shoulder. 

Meetup: He was reported to be heading to a meeting with Fox News host Tucker Carlson at his office, according to TMZ

Meetup: He was reported to be heading to a meeting with Fox News host Tucker Carlson at his office, according to TMZ

Blank: Kanye initially looked more stone faced as he deplaned in one of his now-standard all-black casual outfits

Blank: Kanye initially looked more stone faced as he deplaned in one of his now-standard all-black casual outfits

Nothing to see here: He looked comfortable in a nondescript black hoodie

Showing off: He kept the hood down in favor of a black baseball cap reading 2023 on the bill, presumably in honor of Yeezy's Spring 2023 show

Nothing to see here: He looked comfortable in a nondescript black hoodie, though he kept the hood down in favor of a black baseball cap reading 2023 on the bill, presumably in honor of Yeezy’s Spring 2023 show

Ready for bad weather: He matched his black jeans to his shirt and wore tall black rain boots, also a staple of his recent style

Ready for bad weather: He matched his black jeans to his shirt and wore tall black rain boots, also a staple of his recent style

Letting it go: Although the Monster rapper has often favored well-maintained facial hair, he now sported a thick beard

Letting it go: Although the Monster rapper has often favored well-maintained facial hair, he now sported a thick beard

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Weighed down: He completed the low-key look with a bulky black backpack with thick straps that he wore slung over one shoulder

Joining West on the tarmac was a man in a camouflage shirt with matching cargo pants, along with black combat boots. 

He wore a black baseball cap and had some of Kanye’s silver reflective wraparound sunglasses perched on his head.

As they stood around the luggage, Kanye stopped so show his pal something on his phone that seemed to be delighting him, which also elicited a smile from the other man.

According to TMZ, the rapper — who has changed his legal name to Ye — didn’t waste much time before heading to his meeting with Tucker Carlson.

The controversial rapper and the right-wing pundit reportedly had a ‘lengthy chat’ that was centered around his recently debuted ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt and the uproar it set off.

Pals: Joining West on the tarmac was a man in a camouflage shirt with matching cargo pants, along with black combat boots

Supporting his work: He wore a black baseball cap and had some of Kanye's silver reflective wraparound sunglasses perched on his head

Pals: Joining West on the tarmac was a man in a camouflage shirt with matching cargo pants, along with black combat boots. He wore a black baseball cap and had some of Kanye’s silver reflective wraparound sunglasses perched on his head

Loving it: As they stood around the luggage, Kanye stopped so show his pal something on his phone that seemed to be delighting him, which also elicited a smile from the other man

Loving it: As they stood around the luggage, Kanye stopped so show his pal something on his phone that seemed to be delighting him, which also elicited a smile from the other man

On a mission: According to TMZ, the rapper — who has changed his legal name to Ye — didn't waste much time before heading to his meeting with Tucker Carlson

On a mission: According to TMZ, the rapper — who has changed his legal name to Ye — didn’t waste much time before heading to his meeting with Tucker Carlson

On similar ground: The controversial rapper and the right-wing pundit reportedly had a 'lengthy chat' that was centered around his recently debuted 'White Lives Matter' shirt and the uproar it set off

On similar ground: The controversial rapper and the right-wing pundit reportedly had a ‘lengthy chat’ that was centered around his recently debuted ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt and the uproar it set off

West hit out at Adidas on Thursday morning, after the company announced that it has put ‘under review’ its business partnership with him.

The rapper did not take too kindly to Adidas’ statement, as he hopped on Instagram with a screenshot of the announcement, writing: ‘F*** ADIDAS I AM ADIDAS ADIDAS RAPED AND STOLE MY DESIGNS.’

The German sporting goods maker released a statement this morning revealing they are reviewing their business dealings with the outspoken musician following his very public criticism of the company and their CEO. 

‘After repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation, we have taken the decision to place the partnership under review. We will continue to co-manage the current product during this period,’ the company said. 

CNBC, which first reported the news, said West had been publicly critical of Adidas and its CEO and told the broadcaster that the German group was copying his ideas. Adidas has been partnering with West since 2013.

‘Adidas has always been about creativity, innovation and supporting athletes and artists to achieve their vision. The adidas Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful collaborations in our industry’s history,’ Adidas said.

‘We also recognize that all successful partnerships are rooted in mutual respect and shared values.’

New feud: West hit out at Adidas on Thursday morning, after the company announced that it has put 'under review' its business partnership with him

Fiery: The rapper did not take too kindly to Adidas' statement, as he hopped on Instagram with a screenshot of the announcement, writing: 'F*** ADIDAS I AM ADIDAS ADIDAS RAPED AND STOLE MY DESIGNS'

New feud: West hit out at Adidas on Thursday morning, after the company announced that it has put ‘under review’ its business partnership with him. The rapper did not take too kindly to Adidas’ statement, as he hopped on Instagram with a screenshot of the announcement, writing: ‘F*** ADIDAS I AM ADIDAS ADIDAS RAPED AND STOLE MY DESIGNS’

Pointing fingers: CNBC, which first reported the news, said West had been publicly critical of Adidas and its CEO and told the broadcaster that the German group was copying his ideas. Adidas has been partnering with West since 2013

Pointing fingers: CNBC, which first reported the news, said West had been publicly critical of Adidas and its CEO and told the broadcaster that the German group was copying his ideas. Adidas has been partnering with West since 2013

Still digging: He doubled down on his 'White Lives Matter' slogan on Wednesday and explained that when people ask why he made the shirt he replies that it's because 'They do'

Still digging: He doubled down on his ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan on Wednesday and explained that when people ask why he made the shirt he replies that it’s because ‘They do’

More business troubles: News about Adidas putting the partnership under review comes less than a month after West's lawyers sent a letter to Gap Inc notifying the apparel chain he was terminating his partnership with the company

More business troubles: News about Adidas putting the partnership under review comes less than a month after West’s lawyers sent a letter to Gap Inc notifying the apparel chain he was terminating his partnership with the company

It has been an eventful week for Ye, who shocked his fans on Monday when he wore a ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt design at his surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris.

He doubled down on his ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan on Wednesday and explained that when people ask why he made the shirt he replies that it’s because ‘They do.’

News about Adidas putting the partnership under review comes less than a month after West’s lawyers sent a letter to Gap Inc notifying the apparel chain he was terminating his partnership with the company.

Adidas’ statement comes amid an ongoing public clash with Kanye who’s been continually going after the sportswear giant on his social media, as he says the company has pilfered his ideas and kept him out of the loop in terms of marketing the product.

In recent months, West has ranted about the company, posted pictures of its board members, and called out CEO Kasper Rorsted, even creating fake image of a New York Times front page that claimed Rorsted had died. 

West has garnered support from a number of his contemporaries in the hip-hop community, such as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Swizz Beatz and T.I. who wowed to boycott the brand. 

Earlier this month, Ye was on a social media blitz against the two clothing companies, accusing Adidas of seizing creative control over the Yeezy brand and stealing his design ideas to produce shoes similar to his Boost trainers. He also claimed that the shoe company ripped off his design for slides.

PR battle: Adidas' statement comes amid an ongoing public clash with Kanye who's been continually going after the sportswear giant on his social media, as he says the company has pilfered his ideas and kept him out of the loop in terms of marketing the product

PR battle: Adidas’ statement comes amid an ongoing public clash with Kanye who’s been continually going after the sportswear giant on his social media, as he says the company has pilfered his ideas and kept him out of the loop in terms of marketing the product

Getting personal: In recent months, West has ranted about the company, posted pictures of its board members, and called out CEO Kasper Rorsted, even creating fake image of a New York Times front page that claimed Rorsted had died

Enabling: West has garnered support from a number of his contemporaries in the hip-hop community, such as Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Swizz Beatz and T.I. who wowed to boycott the brand

Getting personal: In recent months, West has ranted about the company, posted pictures of its board members, and called out CEO Kasper Rorsted, even creating fake image of a New York Times front page that claimed Rorsted had died. West has garnered support from a number of his contemporaries in the hip-hop community, such as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Swizz Beatz and T.I. who wowed to boycott the brand

Accusations: Earlier this month, Ye was on a social media blitz against the two clothing companies, accusing Adidas of seizing creative control over the Yeezy brand and stealing his design ideas to produce shoes similar to his Boost trainers. He also claimed that the shoe company ripped off his design for slides

Accusations: Earlier this month, Ye was on a social media blitz against the two clothing companies, accusing Adidas of seizing creative control over the Yeezy brand and stealing his design ideas to produce shoes similar to his Boost trainers. He also claimed that the shoe company ripped off his design for slides

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