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ZaZa’s Parents Call out Kanye West & Kim Kardashian After North Raps Over “What I Do”

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Kim has apologized and expressed that North was inspired by ZaZa and was rapping over a remix of “What I Do.”

Yesterday during Paris Fashion Week, North West closed out Kanye’s Yeezy Season 8 fashion show rapping along to a song similar to ZaZa’s well-known track “What I Do.” Following the performance, ZaZa’s parents took to social media to call out Kanye and Kim Kardashian for the situation.

“In July of 2019 ZaZa & her dad went into the studio for the ultimate experience,” the post said. “To finally begin making the music she wanted to make. We take PRIDE in creativity, and believe whether a child’s involved or an adult… creativity deserves RESPECT/homage!”

The caption also read:

“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.”

Shortly after the call-out, Kim responded via her Instagram account expressing that North is inspired by ZaZa. “Today’s 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.”

ZaZa’s parents response to the Instagram post read: “It’s always always love! Would enjoy getting the girls together. Let’s make it happen ASAP.” Kim also took to her Twitter to share another post mentioning ZaZa, “I’m so proud of my Northie!!!!!! Her 1st performance had me in tears! She had an impromptu performance on stage at her dads Yeezy Season 8 fashion show! Shout out to Zaza!!! @redcarpetZaZa North hopes you like the remix!!!”

Fans also shared their thoughts on the debacle on social media. A few loved the song, while others disagreed with the fact that ZaZa was used as inspiration. Take a look at a few of their tweets below.

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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