North West a 'Copycat'? Insulted Kim Kardashian Speaks Out!
On Monday, the eldest daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made a surprise performance at her father's Yeezy Season 8 event at Paris Fashion Week.
The six-year-old North West followed her dad's footsteps by taking over the microphone and rapping her way while models are walking down the catwalk, ramping Yeezy's neutral-toned Autumn/Winter 2020 collection.
In the videos, North could be seen rocking a purple puffer vest on top of a matching gray hoodie and pants and paired with a braid do. She stole the spotlight by showing off her rap skills and performing an impromptu rap on stage.
North West for Yeezy Season 8
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North rapped confidently in front of a massive crowd featuring her proud parents, aunt Kourtney, and seven-year-old cousin Penelope Disick.
The little Kardashian-West enjoyed her performance rapping dope lyrics, which states: "Look at my shoes, they're new and cool. Yeah yeah yeah. Cool, cute, cool, yeah! What are those?"
North West a Copycat?
While North's adorable performance captured the attention of social media users, her rap number sparked controversy as a YouTube vlogger family accused the little girl of copying their beat.
"What @kimkardashian (Kanye west) are doing with their daughter... with the inspiration of ZaZa & our family in mind is okay... we not mad BUT... PLS SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE ORIGINAL FIRST!!" ZaZa's family wrote alongside two clips: one of ZaZa's music video and one of North's performance.
View this post on Instagramin July of 2019, ZaZa & 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/homage! What @kimkardashian (Kanye west) are doing with their daughter... with the inspiration of ZaZa & our family in mind is okay... we not mad BUT . . PLS 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 . . THANK YOU! . . #ZaZaChallenge #WhatIDo #ThatsANoNo #ZaZa #BlackGirlMagic #blackgirlsrock #HypeKids #hypebae #redcarpetgirlz #explorepage #viral #yeezyseason8 #kanyewest #kimkardashian A post shared by ZaZa (@redcarpetgirlz) on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:33pm PST
If you listen carefully, both songs indeed feature the same beat.
The family made it clear that they admire North's dad and his journey to stardom, but insisted that they do not want ZaZa's ride in the entertainment field be "stifled."
Kim K's response
After getting mixed reactions from fans of both camps, the 39-year-old TV personality broke her silence and defended her daughter.
The "Keeping Up With The Kardashian" star left a comment on the said post explaining that North is a massive fan of ZaZa, and the young YouTube star indeed inspired her performance.
"Today's performance of North's remix of ZaZa's song was something she asked to do at the last minute and a complete surprise," Kim said.
"I didn't mean to not give credit where credit was due. Would love for the girls to meet soon."
ZaZa's family seemed pleased with Kim's explanation and loved the idea of their girls hanging out on a play/rap date.
Kim's Shout Out
Later that day, the proud mom took to Instagram, saying how Kanye's fashion week show was even made more special because of North's impromptu rap performance. She also made sure to credit ZaZa in the end.
View this post on InstagramOMG Kanye’s Yeezy Season 8 show in Paris last night was so special! So SO proud of him and my Northie who performed her remix of one of her favorite artists ZaZa! @redcarpetgirlz song during the show! A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 3, 2020 at 5:14pm PST
"So SO proud of him and my Northie, who performed her remix of one of her favorite artists ZaZa! @redcarpetgirlz song during the show!" Kim wrote alongside a series of photos of her, Kanye, and North at the said fashion event.