Kanye West is doubling down on his "White Lives Matter" stance ... and explaining his thought process behind the controversial clothing.
Ye took to IG Wednesday to respond to the latest round of backlash surrounding the 'WLM' shirt he debuted earlier this week at his fashion show ... and it's clear he's digging in his heels on this issue.
For Kanye, the meaning behind the shirt is pretty cut and dry ... white lives do matter.
Still, Ye's latest statement is way more subdued than his initial defense ... when he labeled BLM a "scam."
In any event, it's clear the controversy will continue to swirl ... and Kanye doesn't seem intent on backing down.