Kanye West and Yeezy Brand Claim No Wrongdoing in Camo Lawsuit
Back in March, Kanye West's Yeezy brand was hit with a lawsuit by Jordan Outdoor Enterprises claiming that the 40-year-old rapper's company stole its camouflage designs for use on merchandise without proper licensing permission. Yeezy Apparel has now fired back and hopes the lawsuit will be thrown out all together.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ today (May 3), Kanye's company states, "there's nothing original or protectable about the Jordan Outdoor gear in question." Throughout each season of Yeezy, the Adidas designer has made a point to implement camo prints into his minimalistic approach on various hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, boots and women's apparel.
This isn't the first conflict 'Ye has found himself in among the fashion world. Current Givenchy design director Tony Spackman accused the Chicago native of stealing his 2005 sketch for Nike and repurposing it for his Yeezy brand in a since-deleted tweet. Yeezy hasn't responded to Spackman's claims as of this time.
The polarizing week of Kanye included an informative interview with Charlamagne Tha God in addition to contentious comments regarding slavery being a choice during an appearance at TMZ Live on Tuesday (May 1). Adidas has stated they will continue to back West but the company CEO, Kasper Rorsted, plans to speak with him in the near future.
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