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Kanye West stole some drawings (maybe)

came too easy for Yeezy?

Kanye West stole some drawings (maybe) came too easy for Yeezy?

The last days of Kanye West have been decidedly inflamed.

In the center of the controversy for calling slavery a "choice", he is now in trouble again, accused of stealing designs from former Nike designer, Tony Spackman.



It is Spackman himself, now at work by Givenchy, who denounces the incident via social media, writing:

"When Kanye tips your 10 year old Nike sketch and claims it."  

The incriminated images describe the anatomy of a runner's legs with notes and guidelines to create a shoe and were published by the rapper with the caption "YEEZY study for the base layer start".

Even Diet Prada has considered the merits of the case. The famous Instagram account found the original designs of 2005, then became part of the Nike React running collection focused on freedom of movement, and side by side with those of Kanye, highlighting the area in which West, presumably, retouched the original date.

Ever-controversial Kanye is no stranger to digging in the far reaches of the internet for inspiration.  Is Ye just showing his creative process with inspiration images or claiming the work to be his own?  Photoshopping out the title of the sketch in the top left corner is pretty much a dead giveaway lol.  The original by designer @tonyspackman was done in 2005 for a @nike collection called "Living Apparel" which eventually became "Nike React", a running collection grounded in freedom of movement and human comfort.  Can we just call it Yeey now? • #yeezy #kanyewest #kanye #kimye #theft #inspiration #illustration #design #fashiondesign #sportswear #streetwear #athleisure #nike #streetstyle #running #nikerunning #hypebeast #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #copycat #knockoff #wtf #dietprada

Un post condiviso da Diet Prada (@diet_prada) in data:

Looking at the images next to each other there is the suspicion that Tony Spackman is right. What do you think?