Kanye west again disagrees with Walmart.
According to a new report from TMZ On Thursday, June 24, Kanye sued the retail giant for selling replicas of his Yeezy Foam Runner shoe on the Walmart website for less than half the actual sale price. At Walmart.com, the lookalike shoe is listed as “Daeful Mens Womens Kids Summer Beach Shoes Foam Runner Anti Slipper Sandals Casual Beige”. There are seven different colors ranging from beige and black to yellow and white. As for the price, the shoes are between $ 23.99 and $ 24.49 depending on the color.
“Ye and his company Yeezy accuse Walmart not only of selling their shoe scams, but the rebate department conglomerate is also held responsible for confusing customers about the authenticity of their ‘Summer Beach Shoes Foam Runner’ as opposed to the Kanye’s Yeezy Foam Runner.
the Good music The founder also claims that due to Walmart’s sales of his counterfeit shoe, he could lose millions of dollars.
Walmart issued a statement regarding the lawsuit against XXL. According to the retail giant, the shoes are sold by a third party, not Walmart. “The product referenced in the complaint is not sold by Walmart, but rather by third-party sellers in the market,” the statement said. “We take allegations like this seriously and are investigating the claim. We will respond to court where appropriate after receiving notification of the complaint.”
Kanye westYeezy foam runners sell for between $ 75 and $ 80. Meanwhile, Walmart is under $ 25. Kanye claims the company made an “unauthorized exact copy” and sold it for a significantly lower price so they could take advantage of the rapper and his popularized shoe.
Kanye further claims to have sent Walmart a legal warning to prevent him from selling his version of his shoe, but they have yet to do so.
On another note, this isn’t the first time Walmart has been accused of copying something belonging to a rapper. Last June, the company was arrested for selling fake versions of Lil Baby’s 4PF channel, which is the abbreviation of his label 4 Pockets Full Inc.
Interestingly, this is Ye’s second dispute with Walmart in recent months. In April, the billion dollar company filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, accusing Kanye of creating his Yeezy logo too similar to theirs.
XXL has also reached out to a representative for Kanye West to comment on the matter.
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