Kim Kardashian responds after North West is accused of “copying” viral song during rap debut
3 March 2020, 10:55
Kim Kardashian has spoken out after North West's performance is accused of copying ZaZa's viral song "What I Do", without being credited.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter, North West, 5, made her rap debut at Ye's Yeezy Paris Fashion Week showcase on Monday evening (Mar 2).
Although North West's performance was praised and hailed as "inspiring" for other young children, it was also accused of being a copy of internet sensation ZaZa's viral song "What I Do".
ZaZa's parents addressed North's performance, after she "remixed" ZaZa's song.
Taking to Instagram, they wrote 'in July of 2019, ZaZa & her dad went into the studio for the ultimate experience! To finally begin making the music she wanted to make.'
The post continues to read: '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,' they added.
Kim Kardashian, 39, responded to ZaZa's parents underneath their post, writing 'We love you, North is a huge fan and records in the studio all the time and is inspired by ZaZa and loves Lay Lay too!' she wrote.
'Todays performance of North's remix of ZaZa's song was something she asked to do at the last minute and a complete surprise.'
'I didn't mean to not give credit where credit was due. Would love for the girls to meet soon,' she finished, adding heart emojis.
However, fans on Twitter still did not like the fact that Kim Kardashian initially did not pay homage to Zaza. See Twitter reactions below.
North West’s parents took ZaZa’s “What I do?” Beat and had her record over it and she has performed it many times now. With zero acknowledgement to ZaZa.....I’m so sad this is what they’re doing. https://t.co/DVywdxtU3N— Sorry To This Man (@LilPettyyyy) March 2, 2020
When ZaZa heard North West’s song pic.twitter.com/tsvLeUcJux— Parris 🇯🇲🦦 (@ShesADopekiid) March 3, 2020
The West family recording North on Zaza’s beat with zero acknowledgment is so very Kardashian of them.— Destiny (@cafeconlactaid) March 2, 2020
North West pulling a jacquees. But we know who her mother is so.... SUPPORT ZAZA💕 pic.twitter.com/vkbD5dDtuq— All Pink (@allpink_insync) March 2, 2020
Kanye West is a known Producer why record Zaza’s "What I Do" beat? for his daughter without their approval & performed it at fashion week & still didn't credit her...— sunny🖤 (@c_ewenike) March 3, 2020
Bro we know they're still young and all but jezz!! you're a producer why can't you get north her own beat? pic.twitter.com/9df8WXorta