Hot on the heels of big sister Khloé Kardashian being accused of ripping off a Black designer, Kylie Jenner is facing the same accusation.
The makeup guru and reality TV star was caught in the cross hairs of Tizita Balemlay, a Black woman who is the CEO of Plugged NYC. Balemlay challenged Jenner on her Instagram page Thursday, June 8, claiming the line of camouflage separates in “The Kylie Collection” were heavily influenced by Balemlay’s independent brand.
Balemlay also unveiled emails from Jenner’s team asking for Plugged NYC swimwear and tops, which weren’t in the camo style.
The black owned company that Kylie stole her camo clothes idea from is posting the receipts of when Kylie ordered from them and I'm LIVING pic.twitter.com/4r0xEwhw6o
— Kelsha. (@kelshareese) June 9, 2017
And a day earlier, Balemlay, who counts Rihanna among her clients, nixed any ideas that she was trying to take credit for inventing camo.
? Them: Did you invent Camo? Me: Nope, but I sure as hell brought it back to life and pushed the two piece Camo movement. I can't remember one brand that sold matching Camo two pieces that weren't generic tees with cargo for ladies before my brand, unless it was custom. But hey… money is power smh I started my brand with pennies funny how someone can just take a whole movement bc of how much money and power they have.
Jenner, who hasn’t commented on the matter, landed in an identical situation as her sister who was also called out by a Black designer for apparently stealing designs. Kardashian and Destiny Bleu are going the legal route to settle their dispute.
In the meantime, Twitter users are sounding off on Jenner.
— Yaya??? (@ThatsSoSav) June 7, 2017
Guess stealing black men not the only thing they into! Second designer this month.
— #Youvoted4adummy (@nightnurse38) June 9, 2017
— ida (@idagiorgis) June 8, 2017
Then the shit goes viral and they never respond. Sick of that family
— GODDESS (@iAmNeNe) June 9, 2017
Chile They LOOK Like They Steal Ideas.. i Thought they’d At Least Have ONE Original idea of Their Own..?
— Slimm G..✨?? (@Dee__Jayy) June 9, 2017
One person was shut down when attempting to take up for Jenner.
There's a difference from getting an inspiration and giving that inspiration credit and copying it and saying its all your own
— Jubilee (@painfulxlust) June 9, 2017