Kim Kardashian defends North West following claims she "ripped-off" a ZaZa song

3 March 2020, 12:43 | Updated: 3 March 2020, 12:46

By Sophie Thompson

North West took to the stage at Yeezy's Season 8 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, to give fans of her dad, Kanye, a little taste of a rap she'd been working on. Now, controversy has arisen after she allegedly ripped off a beat by fellow child-star, ZaZa.

It's no secret that North West broke the internet last night, when the six-year-old daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, took to the stage at Paris Fashion Week to perform a rap at her Dad's Yeezy presentation.

After joining TikTok, it's clear that she's destined to be a child star, but of course with fame, comes drama, and as she's barely started school, she's already sparked controversy for her performance, with five year old rapper and Instagram sensation, ZaZa, claiming that she stole her beat for the song.

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ZaZa also known as Zahara Noel, shot to fame via her social media for her adorable rapping skills, before releasing her first single.
ZaZa also known as Zahara Noel, shot to fame via her social media for her adorable rapping skills, before releasing her first single. . Picture: Marc Piasecki/GC Images/Arnold Jerocki

Although we imagine this wasn't North's doing, ZaZa's parents were quick to take to Instagram to call her out for not crediting the young star's creativity.

In the post she wrote: 'in July of 2019, ZaZa & her dad went into the studio for the ultimate experience! To finally begin making the music she wanted to make. We take PRIDE in creativity, and believe whether a child’s involved or an adult... creativity deserves RESPECT/homage!'

Given the status of the Kardashian-West family, they gave a nod to the fact that there was no beef between them (because who wants to get sued by Kanye?) and added: 'What @kimkardashian (Kanye west) are doing with their daughter... with the inspiration of ZaZa & our family in mind is okay... we not mad BUT . . PLS SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE ORIGINAL FIRST!!! We admire Kanye west, and adore his journey. However, we don’t wanna feel like our daughter’s journey in the world of entertainment is being STIFLED.'

In true Kardashian style, Kim was quick to jump on the case and clear up what had happened.

She said North was 'inspired by ZaZa,' as well as the young rapper Lay Lay, and she claimed the lack of credit was because of how last-minute the performance came together.

She commented: 'We love you, North is a huge fan and records in the studio all the time and is inspired by ZaZa and loves Lay Lay too!

'Todays performance of North's remix of ZaZa's song was something she asked to do at the last minute and a complete surprise. I didn't mean to not give credit where credit was due. Would love for the girls to meet soon.'

In the performance, North performed to a huge audience, including her parents, Kourtney Kardashian and her daughter seven year old Penelope - who even got a little shoutout in the middle of the song. Goals.

North gave the rap industry some serious runs for their money as she spat the catchy lyrics: 'Look at my shoes, they're new and cool. See my school, I'm new, walk to the streets, yeah yeah yeah. Cool, cute, cool, yeah! What are those?'


So off the back of what could've been a huge drama, we could actually be expecting the most wholesome collaboration of the year.

While fans to continue to point out the similarities between the two songs, ZaZa's parents took to Instagram to quote Kim's comment with "All good. All Love."