Kanye West is suing retail giant Walmart for allegedly selling a similar version of his Yeezy Foam shoe design.
The mega music producer is fuming after discovering Walmart is selling a similar version of his $75 Yeezy Foam Runner footwear online for just $25 a pair.
Below is an image of Kanye’s sold out Yeezy Foam Runner.
In court papers obtained by TMZ, Kanye argues Walmart intentionally made an “unauthorized exact copy” of his foam footwear to profit off its popularity after his original design sold out in June, 2020.
Below is an image of Walmart’s foam runner that looks similar to Kanye’s best-selling Yeezy Foam footwear.
Kanye claims the bootleg version could cost him hundreds of millions of dollars in potential sales, and he wants all of the profits from the sales of Walmart’s foam shoes.
However, a spokesperson for the retailer insists they are not directly responsible for the creation of the alleged knock-offs.
“The product referenced in the complaint is not sold by Walmart, but rather by third party Marketplace sellers. We take allegations like this seriously and are reviewing the claim. We will respond in court as appropriate after we have been served with the complaint.”