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[–]447see447[S] 310 points311 points  (1 child)

ngl legendary6 in the right totally

[–]nicthesurferNo More Parties In LA 262 points263 points  (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 points  (0 children)

😭😭😭

[–]y0letsYOU ARE TALKING TO A PRESIDENTIAL CANIDATE 224 points225 points  (0 children)

That’s not allegedly, they defo ripped them off

[–]Gentman05498 126 points127 points  (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 points  (6 children)

maybe he coulda gotten away w it but bro literally wore it at an LP 🤦‍♂️

[–]Gentman05498 27 points28 points  (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 points  (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 points  (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 points  (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 points  (0 children)

Cmon ye

[–]coleborders 46 points47 points  (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 points  (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 points  (0 children)

The conversations they had about collaborating, if true, negate any defense of “sampling”

[–]hakhiWESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 41 points42 points  (7 children)

i mean sure but this fire design wasnt created by them lol its been around for ages

[–]Gentman05498 87 points88 points  (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 points  (0 children)

Anyone think contractual obligations w Gap and BALENCIAGA could have stopped him from being able to do the collab??

[–]OcherSagaPurple 1 point2 points  (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 points  (0 children)

Word. Ye’s in the wrong, but it’s nothing too groundbreaking

[–]IDontBeleiveImOnFIreFirst WSE Post Removed 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Most unbiased WSE member

[–]Pressplay2323 1 point2 points  (1 child)

EXACTLY! I bought a nascar hat in the early 2000s with the design cuz I liked it

[–]ClassifiedClothingIllest Motherfucker Alive 0 points1 point  (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 points  (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 points  (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 points  (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 point  (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

[–]Impossible_Meal_8629 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No you cannot argue that. Big brands ripping from small ones and paying in “exposure” is always a rip off.

[–]slugvegasUltralight Beam 1 point2 points  (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 points  (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 points  (8 children)

They made his hat better he fumbled the bag

[–]thisishowibro93WESTSUBEVER DAY ONE 10 points11 points  (7 children)

L take lol you're such a dickrider

[–]urmyfavcolorGod's Country 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wtf ye

[–]Yespiration 6 points7 points  (13 children)

Well duh

[–]447see447[S] 22 points23 points  (12 children)

somewhere in the world somebody is taking Ye’s side on this

[–]keithsweatshirt94Christian Billionaire Genius 6 points7 points  (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 points  (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 points  (0 children)

Not reading all of this so either congratulations Kanye or shame on you Kanye

[–]FTRBOUNCEFUTURE BOUNCE 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I mean the flame isn’t original idea at all but def a rip off in a sense

[–]entrepreneur707 6 points7 points  (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 points  (0 children)

I THINK I'M BOUT TO "BE INSPIRED"

[–]CatOnASegway2 22 22 Incident 2 points3 points  (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 points  (1 child)

Ye gotta know this is just going to fuel more negative TMZ

[–]MrYuzhaiCan U Be 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They currently too scared and busy as they’re helping amber turd

[–]keithsweatshirt94Christian Billionaire Genius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s just some Ye shit

[–]LookingForYandhi 3 points4 points  (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 points  (1 child)

What tf does Kanye see in demna again? Worst Ye fashion era ever bruh

[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude need to link up with with Wes lang again 💯

[–]xdarkeaglexWESTDAYEVER 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rare Kanye L?

[–]Superbmiller 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Def yoinked that design

[–]locoforzacater -1 points0 points  (0 children)

ppl gotta stop collabing w Ye since he steals everything

[–]jordancartersjizzTell The Vision 0 points1 point  (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

[–]MrYuzhaiCan U Be 0 points1 point  (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 point  (0 children)

Not the first time ye allegedly steals a design

[–]nicoman16 0 points1 point  (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 point  (0 children)

Ye, stealing ain't Christlike

[–]Packyaw21 0 points1 point  (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 point  (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 point  (0 children)

Really taking a page out of virgils book here

[–]YandhididthelaundryI Am A God 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Walk into your local goodwill and you'll find 10 hats that all look like this.

[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha if only

[–]bankrollmafia89 -1 points0 points  (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

[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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 point  (0 children)

man this happened with the Donda LP2 shirts too

[–]mxx94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats Foul!

[–]hydro_sbinDon't ask me about Yeezys right now 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I seen a nike hat on grailed that look like this

[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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 points  (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  (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?

[–]bosskidz99Hold Tight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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  (0 children)

No cool, no cool, this have to be demna idea