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Did Kim Kardashian Steal From Rihanna? (Photos)

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Some are accusing reality star Kim Kardashian West of stealing her shoe design from singer Rihanna.

The controversy erupted after West launched The Kids Supply x AKID collaboration and posted photos of the new fluffy slides in her children's wear line, reports the Daily Mail.

Social media users were quick to point out the footwear's remarkable similarities to Rihanna's Leadcat shoe, a pair of plush faux fur slides that are part of the star's Fenty x Puma line launched in April 2016.

"Damn, nothing original with you Kardashians," wrote one Twitter user. 

"Kim and her sisters can't ever come up with anything on their own," wrote another in the Daily Mail's comments section. "They steal ideas from everyone."

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Some defended West.

"Foolishness," commented one. "People are so sensitive accusing Kim of 'stealing' Rihanna's idea..Might aswell remove every single fluffy sliders they sell in different stores."

"Oh seriously I'm no kardashian fan but so many designers have copied the furry slide trend, as well as all the high street stores but because Kim has done some she's called out for it," agreed another. "This place is like a witch hunt on the kardashians to the extreme. I don't agree with a lot of what they do but furry slides??!!"

Others weren't buying it.

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"Rihanna may not have been the first person who made them," conceded one person. "But she definitely is the one who set the trend when she teamed up her brand Fenty X Puma together."

It isn't the first time the Kardashians have faced plagiarism allegations this year.

In June 2017, West's sister, Khloe Kardashian, was accused of stealing independent clothing designer Destiney Bleu's designs for her Good America line.

"When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom [d bleu dazzled] work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it," Bleu tweeted about Khloe Kardashian in a series of tweets.

"I had stylists friends working on the Good American set and they told me they were shook when they saw her black x nude [d bleu dazzled] copies," she wrote in one.

"Dazzle is my livelihood," Bleu continued. "I pay 3 rents, 5 employees & handmake everything. I did it w/no investment or guidance, I'll always fight for this."

"I have an epic resume and have outstanding relationships with my clients," she added. "I'm not sitting back and letting this snake shit slide...I know it's prolly unprofessional of me to spill the tea but I've had it with these non creative millionaires stealing from indie designers."

Sources: Daily Mail , n./Twitter , destiney bleu/Twitter (2, 3, 4, 5) / Featured Image: Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Kim Kardashian/Instagram via Daily Mail (2)

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