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.