1:47 PM PT -- Turns out Ye was also joined by controversial conservative Candace Owens at the show, who also wore a shirt with the same message.
Kanye Westis stirring the pot again ... this time wearing a "White Lives Matter" shirt at his Yeezy fashion show.
The Yeezy head honcho was on hand Monday in Paris for a showcasing of his Season 9 collection, and during the show -- Ye was seen rocking a black T with a very clear "White Lives Matter" message on the back. The lettering is bold and in white without context.
The front of the shirt features images of Pope John Paul II and the message, "We shall follow your example."
Kanye described the new collection as something you can "pull on and pull over" ... dubbing it the future of clothing. He also ranted a bit -- musing about how Elviswould fare in 2022 if he was alive, and saying "You cannot manage me" for good measure.