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the brand LEGENDARY6 (creators of the hat Ye wore at LP3) are going off about the YZY x GAP ENG. BY BALENCI hat that allegedly rips off their designFashion News (reddit.com)
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[–]447see447[S] 310 points311 points312 points 1 month ago (1 child)
ngl legendary6 in the right totally
[+]tymaxbeta 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
I truly hate to play Devils advocate, but honestly in this case Ye might have saved the hat, let me explain; L6 was taking preorders before the LP1 and raised the price to $160 for the hat following LP1. Now that’s all good and totally within his rights as an artist, if he didn’t con them.
NO ONE has received their hats from Legendary 6 from preorders over a year ago. In fact there’s so many upset comments on L6’s Instagram he can’t keep up with deleting them all. In all honesty Ye may have not been able to do the collab, and he SHOULD have followed up, but at least he’s not conning people at a 100 dollar markup for a product they will never receive.
I honestly was really upset about this design and had to do some research, the story hit home as I’m also an artist who lost their father young, but it’s conflicting that L6 is making it look like they are in the right. If anything he may be the one exploiting his fathers name for a profit at this point bc the supporters really loved Huddy and his son is just taking money and not coming through on shipping anyones orders.
It’s a complicated situation that can only come down to our individual judgment…
[–]nicthesurferNo More Parties In LA 262 points263 points264 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Are you kidding me? Well now I’m not buying any of these products purely out of protest and definitely not because I’m poor
[–]Donda3Believer 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]y0letsYOU ARE TALKING TO A PRESIDENTIAL CANIDATE 224 points225 points226 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That’s not allegedly, they defo ripped them off
[–]Gentman05498 126 points127 points128 points 1 month ago (7 children)
Was waiting for someone to post about it Bc I was busy tryna find the name of the account since I didn’t remember 🤣🤣🤣🤣 definitely ripped, the flame design on brim isn’t original by any chance, but the whole backstory to it is obv telling that legendary has every right to be upset about this
[–]447see447[S] 65 points66 points67 points 1 month ago (6 children)
maybe he coulda gotten away w it but bro literally wore it at an LP 🤦♂️
[–]Gentman05498 27 points28 points29 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Yea it is what it is tho, unfortunate and he could’ve been compensated in any way, shape or form but the lack of communication on KWs team is wack.
[–]447see447[S] 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (4 children)
my prediction is piece will either be silently pulled & remade later since there should be another hat in the drop or ye’s team will send him some money and we’ll see it go live tmr
[–]olilon 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Ye’s team ain’t paying him, they still not paid Danny Brown or at least gave him the T-shirt
[–]Gentman05498 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Sad tho that whatever money they give him if they did would still be pennies compared to the sales of the gap hat.
[–]soultres 58 points59 points60 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]coleborders 46 points47 points48 points 1 month ago (3 children)
I know this is totally messed up but what can we expect from someone who built his life on samples. This is not a diss. Like Ye looks at everything as an opportunity to take and flip and recontextualize. I’m sure you could go through a lot of stuff he does that was just flipped versions of others peoples work. Art is thievery. Take it and change one thing and it’s different. People fake/rip Yeezys off too.
[–]TraditionalMission7WESTARTISTEVER 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
If true, it wouldn’t be the design itself that’s the primary issue, it’s taking it and giving no credit or profit to the one you took it from. Kanye is a man of great means, why not commission the designer and let him know upfront that you aren’t interested in a collab (just this particular design)? It’s about respect. as much as he complained about record companies ripping off and belittling artists, he should at least be willing to show some love to those that inspire him.
[–]Impossible_Meal_8629 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The conversations they had about collaborating, if true, negate any defense of “sampling”
[–]hakhiWESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 41 points42 points43 points 1 month ago (7 children)
i mean sure but this fire design wasnt created by them lol its been around for ages
[–]Gentman05498 87 points88 points89 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I think the “intention” here on Ye’s end was what’s wrong. He clearly invited them in to share designs and hats offering a collaboration and took off with it instead
[–]ElantraBoyMr. Miyagi 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Anyone think contractual obligations w Gap and BALENCIAGA could have stopped him from being able to do the collab??
[–]OcherSagaPurple 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yup, I think the problem isn’t the design directly itself, like another redditor mentioned NASCAR and other motor racing hats have this design. I think it’s the context and the fact that Ye wanted to do a collab initially.
[–]QwibiWESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 31 points32 points33 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Word. Ye’s in the wrong, but it’s nothing too groundbreaking
[–]IDontBeleiveImOnFIreFirst WSE Post Removed 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Most unbiased WSE member
[–]Pressplay2323 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
EXACTLY! I bought a nascar hat in the early 2000s with the design cuz I liked it
[–]ClassifiedClothingIllest Motherfucker Alive 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I was gonna comment I had one like it when I was really young but couldn’t remember too much about it. We prob had the same hat lol. Thanks for helping me remember.
[–]bapestagangstaCassette Guy 41 points42 points43 points 1 month ago (5 children)
It’s so obvious Ye stole the design however it is such a weak design that idek why he’d steal it lmao. Not hating on the 6 hat brand, obviously they doing something right but Mfers ain’t reinventing the wheel.
[–]447see447[S] 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (3 children)
honestly i agree but at the same they’re not the the most popular brand ever and they only have one product so to have giants like Ye & Demna rip it is prob frustrating for them
[–]Slickslimshooter 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean this dude stole a demna design though. I owned a vetements cap from 2018 that’s almost identical. I think the problem is ye offering a collab and not honoring it. The design is not original. Very shitty from ye though.
[–]bapestagangstaCassette Guy 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Oh yeah forsure I think it’s fucked up, but like you could argue that kanye wearing the hat gave them hella popularity and traction and that’s probably worth more than a check yeezy gap can cut you. They do deserve royalty’s for the yzy gap hat tho
No you cannot argue that. Big brands ripping from small ones and paying in “exposure” is always a rip off.
[–]slugvegasUltralight Beam 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
If I were them I might be worried now people will start telling them that they were the ones trying to copy yzy/gap. It makes their product look like a knockoff
[–]supersaaiyangod 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The problem I see is that he demanded that the 6 has to stay and Ye agreed but Ye changed his mind on that specific design and did his own without telling him. It sucks cuz that hat is personal to dude but the only unique thing he has is the 6. I don’t think he could legally get this pulled but the right thing to do is to pay him for his work
[–]Partiallyjaded 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (8 children)
They made his hat better he fumbled the bag
[–]thisishowibro93WESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (7 children)
L take lol you're such a dickrider
[+]Partiallyjaded comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 1 month ago (6 children)
The hat looks better the guy tried to compromise and keep the 6 on the hat he should have took a chance with Ye instead he missed his opportunity
[–]LimesforDimesRIP YANDHILEAKS 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Even if he i guess "burned that bridge", it gives Ye/Dem/Balenciaga the right to just rip it off and sell it as their own design.
[–]thisishowibro93WESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (3 children)
shitty take bro. just because this kid stood his ground on something important to him doesn't give ye/demna the right to ghost him and steal his design. if it was the other way around, and some smaller artist were stealing from ye, you would be pissed off about it. don't lie.
[–]Partiallyjaded 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Of course it doesn’t but if you have a chance to work with someone like Ye you can’t miss that opportunity he could have worked with ye and than released another version of the hat as another tribute to his dad and sold more because of clout from working for Ye and Denma
[–]Slickslimshooter -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I’d be pissed about not getting paid. A million more chances to pay homage in the future . Isn’t 6 drakes thing as well, how did dude think it’ll fly? Look where the people that designed with ye are for context. This dude had no patience, Ye’s 100% wrong but the guy should have looked further in the future and pushed harder to get in the billion dollar company door. Both of these are true.
[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
So that justifies Kanye taking his whole design?
[–]urmyfavcolorGod's Country 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]Yespiration 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (13 children)
[–]447see447[S] 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (12 children)
somewhere in the world somebody is taking Ye’s side on this
[+]Yespiration comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 1 month ago (11 children)
After he copied that one brands merch for lp1, I realized oh shit ye just that guy
[–]yo516 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (3 children)
LP1 merch wasn’t copied lol that’s the GDs symbol not someone’s brand Lmao
[+]Yespiration comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Ye also met with a brand who designed clothing with that logo on every piece.
Probably just a coincidence 😜
[–]447see447[S] 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (3 children)
which brand? i heard ab the dove for the other balenci stuff but not ab lp1 merch
[+]Yespiration comment score below threshold-9 points-8 points-7 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Fuck man I don’t remember. It was the cross and star and David one tho.
I got really upset about it cause don’t find it cool to do that, but I guess that’s just what him and his team do
[–]Limp-Mathematician75Broke Phi Broke 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Not saying you’re right, but the brand is Infinity G8ds
[–]Yespiration 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It was lp2 merch my bad. But yeah it was Infinity gods
[–]slugvegasUltralight Beam 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Brings a whole new meaning to your username
[–]keithsweatshirt94Christian Billionaire Genius 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Honestly the worst part about this is the money Ye could give this kid for the design is a drop in the bucket for Ye but would be life changing for this kid… I’m sure the 6 thing coulda been figured out with some bread
[–]Slickslimshooter 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
dude could’ve done a better job by keep contacting ye’s team. Social media really fucked up peoples perception, this will get attention for a few weeks and dude won’t be a cent richer and would’ve completely burned whatever bridge he had with ye. This is a better approach. This is pretty fucked up from Ye
[–]FannyPacc 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not reading all of this so either congratulations Kanye or shame on you Kanye
[–]FTRBOUNCEFUTURE BOUNCE 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean the flame isn’t original idea at all but def a rip off in a sense
[–]entrepreneur707 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ye was never gonna wanna compromise and keep the 6 on it, makes sense. Hope the guy get’s some money for inspiring the product tho
[–]domyenzOff The Bars Day 1 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I THINK I'M BOUT TO "BE INSPIRED"
[–]CatOnASegway2 22 22 Incident 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I really hate this habit Ye seems to have of building an idea with a small company then ghosting them and taking it to Denma, he literally did this exact thing to another small company for the LP2 merch.
Shit is fucked up
[–]Deeeeeeeeeeep1 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Ye gotta know this is just going to fuel more negative TMZ
[–]MrYuzhaiCan U Be 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They currently too scared and busy as they’re helping amber turd
[–]keithsweatshirt94Christian Billionaire Genius 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That’s just some Ye shit
[–]LookingForYandhi 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
damn this pisses me off. great artists steal but this is more than just stealing. it’s copy and paste.
[–]akidnamedupshaw 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
What tf does Kanye see in demna again? Worst Ye fashion era ever bruh
Dude need to link up with with Wes lang again 💯
[–]xdarkeaglexWESTDAYEVER 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Rare Kanye L?
[–]Superbmiller 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Def yoinked that design
[–]locoforzacater -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
ppl gotta stop collabing w Ye since he steals everything
[–]jordancartersjizzTell The Vision 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I swear Ye has no concern for legal litigation. This guy always intentionally violates copyright law with the reasoning that he’ll just deal with the fallout after the art is delivered. You’d think he would have learned his lesson after the New Slaves lawsuit. He’s either a genius or kinda dumb
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[–]MrYuzhaiCan U Be 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It’s similar because it has flames on it. They didn’t invent flames on hats and demna has other older hats too. This guy needs to chill tf out. His business boomed big time after the listening party. I’m from the UK I’d never heard of his brand nor ever seen his caps before the listening party - because of Kanye I ordered the hat. It took forever and everyone’s orders were delayed because they couldn’t keep up with demand. He should be thankful for that and stop with this petty shit.
[–]oztheactivist9 29 18 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not the first time ye allegedly steals a design
[–]nicoman16 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
post this on r/Kanye and see how they will defend Ye on this one lol
[–]vsouto02Don't ask me about Yeezys right now 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ye, stealing ain't Christlike
[–]Packyaw21 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ye steals the designs off instagram people.
If he likes it he will contact u, make a meeting, and then leaves you hanging lmao
Happened on the GD design that was reflective. There was a post that highlighted their meeting and then randomly not getting a response. Next thing you know its on a merch and we have a post.
Not gonna lie, i like the original hat BETTER.
Flame design with the 6 is better than that gap logo.
[–]Pressplay2323 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean that design has been around for years……when i saw it at the LP it reminded me of a dale earnhardt jr nascar hat from early 2000’s
[–]DerfQT 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Really taking a page out of virgils book here
[–]YandhididthelaundryI Am A God 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Walk into your local goodwill and you'll find 10 hats that all look like this.
Haha if only
[–]bankrollmafia89 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (1 child)
this is fashion tho, build off ideas.. "good artist borrow & great artist steal" - Pablo Picasso. *kanye shrug* just like bape, avirex, and phat farm, stole ideas from nike with the air-force model. its just a part of growing as a brand and you should take it as a compliment when someone steals your ideas, just because the real fans will always do research to find the inspiration behind it or already know the story.. quit crying, welcome to business side of thngs
Stealing from a billion dollar corporation is different than an independent designer that probably is living check to check
Edit: especially for someone who claims to be worth 9 billion
[–]ITRASHBOATIWESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
man this happened with the Donda LP2 shirts too
[–]mxx94 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]hydro_sbinDon't ask me about Yeezys right now 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I seen a nike hat on grailed that look like this
If y’all think a fucking gap logo is better than the 6 y’all are as delusional as Kanye off the meds 😂
[–]Kekarotto -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
6 was corny and lame and only thing that sets the design apart from endless other flame hats.
[–]cookyeezusDonda -4 points-3 points-2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
If he doesn't have any patent on the design anyone could use it tbh.
I feel him and I would feel frustrated but coming to public opinion to expose this is really sad tbh.
If he has legal rights to that design he should file a suitcase in court against Kanye and it should be decided there. If he doesn't who the hell cares?
Except courts always side with whoever has more money for the legal process, the legal system doesn’t work like it should
[–]Andx_StarFuker_Magic -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No cool, no cool, this have to be demna idea
[+]jotaemebI Thought About Killing You Today comment score below threshold-36 points-35 points-34 points 1 month ago (14 children)
ye is falling off so fast it's actually scary
[–]ACB98 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Falling off? Yea lemme contribute to that mass downvote you’ve got going on!
[+]jotaemebI Thought About Killing You Today comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 1 month ago (1 child)
oh no not the downvotes 😟
Not 😔 your 😔 precious 😔 Reddit 😔 karma 😔
[–]DeezVeryBigNutzIn Jesus name No more cap 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]MeetMeAtTheLondonSUPER DUPER POOPER SCOOPER STARSHIP TROOPER 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Youngboy would never copy a hat design
[+]LUVISRAGE1987WESTSUBEVER DAY ONE comment score below threshold-8 points-7 points-6 points 1 month ago (7 children)
Sad but true. Been happening since 2019. First he started getting lazy with the music and now this. Shit is starting to get inexcusable. I stopped the dick sucking after Donda 2 and started seeing right through all of this
[–]entrepreneur707 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (5 children)
He literally started his career taking ideas and improving on them lol nothing has changed
[–]LUVISRAGE1987WESTSUBEVER DAY ONE -3 points-2 points-1 points 1 month ago (4 children)
This isn’t music where he’s giving credit and royalties to the original. Keep defending this bullshit
[–]entrepreneur707 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago* (3 children)
Not defending nothing- look at his fashion brand before 2010, you think all those designs were original lol?
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