Friday 15 November, 2019

Kanye West selling Jamaica-branded shirts, cap after 'Sunday Service'

Shirts being offered on sale at Kanye West's online store after the US rapper's performance at Emancipation Park on Friday.

Shirts being offered on sale at Kanye West's online store after the US rapper's performance at Emancipation Park on Friday.

Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange plans to speak to Kanye West’s handlers about merchandise bearing Jamaican emblems and symbols being sold at the US rapper’s online store.

“The Minister is aware of the issue and will be speaking to Kanye’s team about it. She is at a Cabinet retreat now but will address the matter later today,” a source told Loop News reporter Claude Mills on Saturday morning.

Through his website, the ‘Jesus Walks’ rapper is selling shirts with Jamaican emblems for up to US$200. The shirts sport images of the Jamaican Hummingbird, the city of Kingston logo, the Jamaican flag and the coat of arms. 

Also on offer are 'City of Kingston Sunday Service' caps for US$40.

It follows West's pop up 'Sunday Service' performance in Jamaica on Friday. It is unclear whether Jamaica is benefiting financially from the sales of the merchandise.

West, who gave his life to Christ in April of this year, reportedly shelled out US$1 million to host the concert at Emancipation Park in New Kingston.

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