"We were paying homage to people and artists we love and respect -- it's that simple!"
Kim Kardashian West took inspiration from music icons -- including Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and Cher -- for her batch of Halloween costumes this year. But she was called out by fans on Twitter for dressing as late R&B star Aaliyah over the weekend.
Kardashian dressed in a replica of the singer’s crystal-encrusted bra and leather pants from the “Try Again” music video. She posted a video of herself posing in the outfit on Twitter, which tipped social media users off to the controversial look.
Fans took issue with Kardashian dressing as a black woman, which set off debates about blackface on the social media platform. One Twitter user wrote, “Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but ok...”