YEEZY 500 Campaign On Instagram Draws Flak For Plagiarism

YEEZY 500 Campaign on Social Media

Kanye West appears to have copied the work of another artist for his YEEZY 500 campaign on Instagram. This comes after he apologized for plagiarizing an ex-Nike employee’s work.


Just last month, Kanye West apologized to Tony Spackman after the rapper posted sketches that looked similar to the designer’s designs while he was working for Nike. The YEEZY founder owned up to the faux pas and apologized on Twitter.

“Today I learned that a newly hired designer on the Yeezy team presented work that was not of their own,” he wrote. “This person has immediately been let go from the Yeezy brand.”

He also acknowledged that Tony Spackman was “the true creator of this amazing work.”

That’s So 2015

This time, Diet Prada called out West on the similarities of his YEEZY 500 Instagram campaign with Rita Minissi’s work. The viral social media ad highlights the recently dropped YEEZY 500 in “Super Moon Yellow.”

The campaign featured social media stars like the Clermont Twins and Kristen Noel Crawley. On the photos, the models were either topless, nude, or clad in skin-tight apparel.

Some images show subjects embracing each other. Meanwhile, other photos also show them that it’s just playful banter.

Minissi described her previous work which explores identities. It was “inspired by dealing with personal trauma and a resulting desire to reconnect with her own body.”

Written by Marijim Dy

Streetwear Enthusiast & News Curator of StreetwearTalk.

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