Kendall and Kylie Jenner were slammed on social media by fans and Biggie’s mother after the sister plastered their faces over rap and rock icons for their new clothing line.
Notorious B.I.G’s mom, Voletta Wallace, slammed Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Thursday (June 29) for using her late son’s and Tupac’s faces on their T-shirt line.
“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this,” she captioned an Instagram post of the shirts.
“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!!!”
Wallace’s followers also slammed the Jenner sisters in the comments section of her post.
“These girls are seriously so f–king uneducated,” one person write.
“The pathetic generation of now a days has no respect,” another added.
Wallace’s lawyer, Julian Petty, also sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Jenners, according to TMZ.
Sharon Osbourne, whose husband, Ozzy Osbourne, also had his likeness featured on one of the T-shirts, took aim at the Jenner sisters as well with a scathing tweet.
“Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons,” she tweeted Thursday.
“Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”
Kelly Osbourne has also bashed the reality personalities. Osbourne Photoshopped a photo of a T-shirt with Kendall and Kylie on it, and her giving them the finger, which she shared on Instagram and hashtagged “#currentmood.”
The T-shirts in question were unveiled on the sisters’ Kendall & Kylie online shop Wednesday, and featured images of Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pink Floyd, the Doors, Kiss and Led Zeppelin overlaid with Instagram shots of the model/reality star sibling.
They were retailed for $125 and had the words “Repurposed in the USA” printed on each.
The reality stars have since removed the products from their site.
On Thursday afternoon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner posted identical messages to Twitter apologizing for the theft.
“These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists. We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway [sic]. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.”