It is easy to tell that Mother Hip Hop makes an impact on every soul, body, and mind she touches. So much so that, fashion big names like Balenciaga and Gucci swiped designs from the iconic rap label Ruff Ryders and famous Harlem Tailor Dapper Dan.
In it’s Spring 2018 fashion show, Balenciaga showcased a shirt that featured an eerily familiar design. The shirt featured a modified version of the Ruff Ryders signature metallic looking “R”.
Swizz Beatz, who’s aunt and uncle started the label took to instagram to voice his displeasure with the brand.
He also went on to post a picture of a 2000 Ruff Ryders shirt that is nearly identical to the shirt featured in the show.
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This is the Ruff Ryders original version from 2000👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 @balenciaga @vetements_official 🤔👀 what are we doing??? Call me back blessings . I Might just want you to open up a fashion school in the bronx or harlem 🤔Just so you can give back to the culture !🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 thoughts ????
It seems like every one wants a taste of the rap cake, what are your thoughts?