Sharon Osbourne Wants Her $900,000 BLM Donation Back After Kanye West Calls the Organization a “Scam”
Sharon Osbourne, a British-American celebrity, wants her $900,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter organization back after Kanye West referred to the organization as a “scam.”
When asked by TMZ about Kanye West’s recent antics, including his White Lives Matter shirt and social media tirades, Sharon agreed with the rapper that Black Lives Matter is a “scam.”
“Well, we gave $900,000 to [Black Lives Matter], and I’d like my money back, please,” she told a reporter during an ambush interview while shopping at YSL on Rodeo Drive in Bev Hills.
Kanye West, who legally changed his name to Ye, is back in the headlines again after showing off his YZY SZN 9 collection in Paris on Monday while wearing a black shirt that read “White Lives Matter.”
The Grammy-winning musician along with famous conservative personality, Candace Owens wore “White Lives Matter.”
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 3, 2022
During his one-on-one interview with Tucker Carlson, Kanye explained why he wore White Lives Matter outfit.
“The answer to why I wrote White Lives Matter on a shirt is because they do. It’s the obvious thing.”
Kanye West: “The answer to why I wrote White Lives Matter on a shirt is because they do. It’s the obvious thing.” pic.twitter.com/Dowp5ojf6B
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) October 7, 2022
Kanye also called the BLM a scam on his Instagram story.
“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now it’s over. You’re welcome,” he wrote.
The Black Lives Matter organization is sitting on tens of millions of dollars and has come under scrutiny because they have failed to file the appropriate paperwork associated with a non-profit.
It can be recalled that co-founder Patrisse Cullors has used funds donated to BLM to pay millions of dollars to family and friends for various reasons.
This, combined with her home purchases, makes it look like BLM was nothing more than a massive grifter scheme.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors stepped down as leader of Black Lives Matter last year after she was caught in a mansion-buying spree following the death of George Floyd and their massive fundraising campaign.
Khan-Cullors, a self-described “trained Marxist” bought not just one, but four high-end homes, according to prior reports.
But the story did not end there.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) moved millions of dollars to a charity in Canada run by the wife of co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors to purchase a $6 million mansion.
In October 2020, two weeks after BLM received a $66.5 million cash infusion from its fiscal sponsor, the group employed a man with close ties to the charity’s co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, to secretly purchase the 7-bedroom residence.
Cullor’s cohort Shalomyah Bowers was also accused of stealing $10 million from grassroots organizations.