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Kim Kardashian Accused Of Copying 'Love & Hip Hop' Star Hazel E With Caution-Tape Balenciaga Outfit

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Source: Mega

Mar. 7 2022, Published 10:49 a.m. ET

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Former Love & Hip Hop star Hazel-E is pulling out receipts to prove she was the first to rock an ensemble created with caution-tape — years before Kim Kardashian showed up at Paris Fashion Week in a similar fit.

Over the weekend, Kim caused a stir when she arrived t the Balenciaga show in a skintight outfit that was created with custom caution tape that had the fashion line’s name on it.

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Kardashian even shared a behind-the-scenes video of a team of designers putting the tape around her body. Kim sat in the chair while the assistants strategically placed the tape over a black catsuit she was wearing.

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Hours after the photos were published online, Hazel-E took to Instagram to claim Kim K wasn't the first to do it. She shared a clip of her 2018 music video What You Talkin About where she rocked a two-piece tracksuit that had "Caution" and "Do Not Enter" tape all over it.

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The rapper/reality star wrote, "TB to 2018 when @odaingerous dripped me in the caution tape for the #WRUTB video shoot. Support your Black designers their ideas can be high fashion brands' inspiration." The implication that the outfit could have potentially been an inspiration for Balengica in 2022.

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"She hadddd [sic] to say something cuz Kim wore it but babyyyyyy [sic] KIM KARDASHIAN ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LEVEL AND DOESNT KNOW A HAZEL," one follower scoffed at the suggestion.

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The designer who Hazel E credited as being the first to do the look also posted on his Instagram a photo of Kim from Paris Fashion Week. He wrote, "Mirror mirror on the wall. We did it first Hazel-E." He didn't seem too upset with Balenciaga as he wrote "congrats" to both the fashion company and the former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in his post.

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However, hours later, the designer was reposting Instagram Stories from others who accused Balengica of straight-up stealing the look from him.

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"@balenciaga and @kimkardashian y'all know for a fact @odaingerous created this whole look," one repost read.

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Kim has yet to respond to the claims her dress wasn't that original.

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