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Kanye West files a lawsuit against Walmart for ‘ripping off’ his Yeezy Foam Runner shoes

Kanye West files a lawsuit against Walmart for ‘ripping off’ his Yeezy Foam Runner shoes

Kanye West is suing Walmart for allegedly ripping off his Yeezy Foam Runner shoes.

The 44-year-old rapper’s legal team noted in the lawsuit that they’ve already reached out to the company about the issue as well as provided photos of the two shoes, according to The Blast.

Kanye said in the documentation that ‘Walmart is flagrantly trading off of his and Yeezy brand’s popularity by offering for sale an imitation version of the Yeezy Foam Runner.’ 

Kanye West is suing Walmart for allegedly ripping off his Yeezy Foam Runner shoes. The 44-year-old rapper’s legal team noted in the lawsuit that they’ve already reached out to the company about the issue as well as provided photos of the two shoes, according to The Blast; the Yeezy Foam Runners pictured

Imitation: Kanye said in the documentation that 'Walmart is flagrantly trading off of his and Yeezy brand's popularity by offering for sale an imitation version of the Yeezy Foam Runner;' the Walmart brand of shoes

Imitation: Kanye said in the documentation that ‘Walmart is flagrantly trading off of his and Yeezy brand’s popularity by offering for sale an imitation version of the Yeezy Foam Runner;’ the Walmart brand of shoes

The outlet noted that the lawsuit claimed that the conduct from Walmart is ‘harming’ Kanye and his Yeezy brand.

The document read: ‘Walmart’s conduct is harming and will continue to harm, West and Yeezy, leaving them no choice but (to sue) to stop Walmart’s unfair competition and profiting from the popularity of the success of West and Yeezy.’

His legal team noted that the Yeezy brand is worth ‘billions’ of dollars and the imitation shoe could result in the loss of ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars.

The documents stated that celebrities are often seen photographed in the Yeezy brand, which in turn ‘enhances the brand’s popularity and appeal to the general public.’ 

Legal: The outlet noted that the lawsuit claimed that the conduct from Walmart is 'harming' Kanye and his Yeezy brand; seen November 7, 2019 in NYC

Legal: The outlet noted that the lawsuit claimed that the conduct from Walmart is ‘harming’ Kanye and his Yeezy brand; seen November 7, 2019 in NYC

It also lists the celebrities seen wearing them, including his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, as well as Justin and Hailey Bieber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Ariana Grande and Snoop Dogg.

The legal documents stated that Kanye ‘sets trends for everything he touches’ and that he is a ‘household name.’

Adding that the ‘Yeezy brand’ is synonymous with Kanye and is ‘one of the most influential and successful brands in fashion.’ 

They also claim that Yeezy is ‘losing market shares’ with the imitation shoes allegedly harming the reputation and the goodwill of the rapper’s brand.

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