Kim Kardashian is responding to claims she didn’t give credit to viral dancer and singer ZaZa when they used her song while North West was dancing during a Paris Fashion Week show.
Taking to her Instagram Story, Kim acknowledged ZaZa as the creator of the song.
“I’m so proud of my Nortie!!!!!!” she wrote under a pic of North performing. “Her 1st performance had me in tears! She had an impromptu performance on stage at her dads Yeezy Season 8 fashion show! Shout out to @zazathecreator North hopes you like the remix!!!”
On Sunday (Mar. 1), Kanye West announced his long-awaited return to fashion after a two-year hiatus with the surprise unveiling of his latest Yeezy collection — Season 8 — at Paris Fashion Week.
However, it was his 6-year-old daughter, North West, who wound up stealing the show. At the end of the presentation, North came out on stage where she performed what appeared to be an original song for the show’s attendees. According to E! Tonight, North rapped “I will never do bad things / Walk to the street / What are those / I have new shoes, they're really cute.”
However, the performance has since been addressed from the parents of 5-year-old entertainer and aspiring rap kid, ZaZa. If you’ll recall, ZaZa went viral online for her catchy earworm, “What I Do." She went on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and even performed during a Chicago Bulls halftime show among other appearances.
On Monday (Mar. 2), ZaZa’s parents pointed out some startling similarities between North’s song and ZaZa’s in a side-by-side comparison on Instagram. “In July of 2019, ZaZa [and] her dad went into the studio for the ultimate experience! To finally begin making the music she wanted to make. We take PRIDE in creativity, and believe whether a child’s involved or an adult...creativity deserves RESPECT [and] homage!” the caption read. “What [Kim Kardashian and Kanye West] are doing with their daughter...with the inspiration of ZaZa [and] our family in mind is okay.”
The family iterated that they are “not mad” at North for pulling inspiration from ZaZa’s original song. However, they called on the Kardashian-West clan to do a better job to “please show love and support to the original first!”
“We admire Kanye West, and adore his journey. However, we don’t wanna feel like our daughter’s journey in the world of entertainment is being STIFLED,” the post concluded.
Read the post in full for yourself below:
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