Swizz Beatz

Rap magnate Swizz Beatz lashed out at designer Balenciaga for apparently lifting his Ruff Ryder record label without permission and putting it on a shirt. A male model wore the shirt on the runway during the fashion house’s Spring 2018 collection during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday.

“@balenciaga we must have a talk about this Ruff Ryder shirt ASAP,” Alicia Keys‘ husband wrote in the caption of a photo displaying the shirt on his Instagram page. He also posted a photo of the original Ruff Ryder logo on a shirt, and he suggested that Balenciaga “give back to the culture” by building “a fashion school in the bronx or harlem”.



In other business news, the 38-year-old hip-hop mogul signed an exclusive deal on Monday to design watches for Zenith watches (picture top).

“It’s time to make more History with pure quality & craftsmanship… Thank you @jcbiver for understanding my creativity as I’m just a kid from the bronx with Big Dreams,” he wrote in the caption.

  • YellowSauce

    Um Yeah … smh

  • MercifulLove

    Smh. Hopefully Swizz has the proper copyrights/licenses needed to legally claim the logo. We all know how crazy these laws are…so many loopholes

  • Sexy CJ
  • Please Stop The Madness

    So you were supporting this line, but now mad he ripped you off?

    Nigga…and yes you are a nigga…have a SEAT

    http://www.upscalehype.com/2012/02/swizz-beatz-wearing-balenciaga-lambskin-sneakers-in-hawaii/

  • Cali

    lol But you have to admit, they are pretty bold to copy it almost exactly

  • Voice Of Reason

    I don’t understand your issue with this. He was cool with them, but then they bootlegged his design and he wants compensation. I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    My shade fan is now fully open…

    Oh, Swizz is a “magnate” now?

    I think that was a misprint. Maybe you meant rap maggot?

  • MissHarlem

    Stop taking our style and getting paid off of it. Doesn’t matter if he used to rock with them. He has every right to speak up.

  • Locapoca

    ? @ the zesty ass red head rocking the shirt though. They couldn’t get Jeremy Meeks to rock this joint? They hired drop dead Fred ? #somanyfails

    http://media.tmz.com/2014/06/12/0612-drop-dead-fred-2.jpg

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Me either especially if he created the logo or trademarked the design…but if he didn’t then fair exchange aint no robbery. You know “they” be trying to bribe celebs wit free stuff. He took the sneakers they stole the logo lol

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Well Mashonda mad she was jacked for her husband so a ain’t karma something

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Swizz seems like the type to have his chit together on the backend. I assume he will settle this off the books and we’ll hear no more about it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TeeTee

    zoolander for real

  • PlayerP

    Dang D&G…ya’ll bold.

  • Mec-One

    That’s just silly …… smh

  • Mark mcharm

    So you are basically saying white man can use your copyright andnot cut acheck to the black guy ?? yeah that works in the real world.

  • Mark mcharm

    Well you are from atlanta you would not know any better but you might need to look that word up.

  • Neia

    Right. if it was the other way around, they would sue his ass in a heartbeat.

  • itsjismemelly

    did they think they were jis gonna take that!!!!

  • ALLMINE

    yup.. just like everything else. what power we got?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    aint karma something.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    This goes along with a comment I made regarding how some of the most marketed acts in hiphop steal from other lesser known artists/copy & cheat one another until white corporations follow suit.

    Insiders of the hiphop/music industry keep silent on what’s happening within the “black music” circles while laughing and smiling in each others face so when white corporations start doing the same thing don’t get vocal –