Kanye West And Yeezy Sue Walmart Over Knockoff Shoes

Kanye West and his Yeezy brand filed a lawsuit against Walmart in California over what the musician alleges were copycat shoes sold over the retailer’s website. West and Yeezy accused Walmart of “flagrantly trading off of West’s and the YEEZY brand’s popularity” over a pair of imitation shoes modeled after Yeezy’s Foam Runner line. Citing comments on Walmart’s website and social media posts, West alleged the shoes confused customers and hurt the Yeezy brand. In an emailed statement, a Walmart spokesperson said: “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.” Read more at Retail Dive.