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Biggie Smalls' mam has called out Kendall and Kylie Jenner for 'exploiting' her son's image

The reality stars were selling vintage Biggie t-shirts… with their faces printed over them.

ANOTHER KARDASHIAN/JENNER scandal? Well, it’s a day ending in a ‘y’.

Kylie and Kendall Shirts Source: Rich Fury/PA Wire

The youngest members of the klan, Kendall and Kylie, just released their second collection under their self-titled clothing brand.

Part of the range included $125 ‘vintage band tees’ featuring artists like The Doors, Pink Floyd, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac… with the girls’ Instagram pictures printed over them:

DDfbUnGXkAALdMC Source: Kendall + Kylie

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People were already a bit miffed at a) the price of the t-shirts and b) what they had done to the logos of iconic bands and artists…

Tweet by @char🌹 Source: char🌹/Twitter

…But it got even hairier when it emerged that they had not requested permission to use the likenesses of the late rappers Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.

Biggie’s mam Voletta Wallace called them out over Instagram:

The disrespect of these girls not to 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 Tupac and my son Christopher to sell a t-shirt.

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!!! Source: Instagram/volettawallace

Eeek. Last night, Kylie released a statement in response to the furore, saying the designs were “not well thought out” and announcing they would be pulled from sale:

We deeply apologise 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 any way.

“We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry,” she concluded.

Where is momager Kris through all this? Surely she knows better? Yikes.

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