North West performed at her dad’s Paris Fashion Week Yeezy Season 8 show

Kim Kardashian arrives at the Kanye West after party with daughter North West and sister Kourtney Kardashian

Here are some photos of Kim Kardashian and North West last night in Paris, following Kanye West’s big Yeezy show. Yeezy Season 8’s runway show took place at the Espace Niemeyer at 9:30. According to Page Six, “By 9:52 p.m., against a backdrop of silence, models took to the runway wearing a streamlined edit of crop tops, puffer coats and wide-legged pants.” Shortly after that, Kanye had traffic sounds instead of music (gauche), and then towards the end of the show, North West got up there and started “rapping.” She’s 6 years old.

Many people quickly pointed out that Kanye used ZaZa’s “What I Do” sample/beat with any kind of credit. You can see ZaZa’s music video for “What I Do” here and Kanye, arguably one of the most successful producers of the past two decades, decided to just take out ZaZa’s voice and let North rap over the same beat. ZaZa’s parents posted this to Instagram:

“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! 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.”

[Via JustJared]

Kim Kardashian ended up commenting on the Instagram post, writing: “We love you, North is a huge fan and records in the studio all the time with her dad and is inspired by ZaZa and loves Lay Lay too! Today’s 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.” Something North was asked to do at the last minute? Kanye was, like, mixing the traffic sounds for his Paris Fashion Week show and he decided at the last minute to do a remix of ZaZa’s song so North could half-rap over it? I don’t believe it.

I also don’t believe Kim’s braids!

Kim Kardashian arrives at the Kanye West after party with daughter North West and sister Kourtney Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, North West, Kourtney Kardashian, and Penelope Disick arrive at the Yeezy Season 8 after party

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Why can’t they just let this girl be a child?

    • Swack says:

      Totally agree and was going to say the same thing. But then again, got to get th hat branding out there as soon as possible.

      • cherriepie84 says:

        North West always looks miserable when out and about with her parents and as if she is about to throw a tantrum. Kim and Kanye just couldnt stand that Blue Ivy was out there winning awards for “Brown Skin Girls”.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      That poor kid, she already working for the Khris K/Kanye empire and hasn’t even made it to the double digits in age.

    • Snazzy says:

      When I saw this I thought they were trying to emulate Blue Ivy…

      edit: not saying that one is bad and the other is good. In either circumstance, I feel like it’s pushing children into the spotlight very early. A very unhealthy environment for a child, I would think

      • Mish says:

        I’ll say it, lol..one is bad and the other is good.

        But that’s what happens when your Mom is Beyonce, and the other isn’t.

        I mean, Northwest is just standing there looking miserable and saying words along to another little girl’s track? We’ve already seen the kid can’t dance either. They need to leave her alone or let her explore other career paths- those that she may get joy out of. Or better yet, just let her be a kid.

    • minx says:

      The six year olds I know are in Kindergarten, learning things and making friends…not getting dragged all over the world by their half-witted parents. Shouldn’t Kim be studying for her bar exam? Whatever happened to that?

    • Chelle says:

      I want all of them, e.g., Beyonce, Kim, J.Lo, etc., to stop trying to make their child happen. Stop trying to build their child’s brand. Stop trying to make their child an influencer. For me, it’s not even about letting a kid be a kid. It’s more about stop pushing your kid on us. Period. I guess it’s no different than mothers / fathers across the ages trying to make their kid a star ala Shirley Temple or Judy Garland but dayum. Please stop. Just please.

      • minx says:

        This!

      • Christina says:

        Yes, Chelle! It’s narcissistic. Let the kids be kids. The parents are dragging their children into the work, or maybe the kids want to do it and beg to perform, but I have no interest watching or hearing Blue Ivy or North West or JLo’s little girl perform. It’s like someone constantly pushing pics of their kid on you. I have a kid. I don’t mind seeing a picture, and I show my friends videos of my kid’s performances, too, but THEY ARE MY FRIENDS. And they can say “no”.

        It just makes these kids of famous people think that they are “special” compared to other kids, and it makes other non-famous kids feel like they should be in front of people all the time. That life is emotionally stressful, and kids exposing themselves, not necessarily sexually, on Instagram is already stressful enough when their “fans” turn on them. That’s happening now and causing a lot of kids a lot of hurt.

      • Allergy says:

        AGREE.

      • Valerie says:

        Agreed. And I know people will say it might be the kid’s choice, but the issue there is that they aren’t making an informed decision. That’s up to the parents, whom you’d expect to know better.

    • Adrianna says:

      Willow Smith told her parents she just wanted to be a kid and they backed off. But North is too young yet to think of telling them that…..if in fact that is what she wants.

      • Hoot says:

        @Adrianna – Young children like North want to please their parents, and they will do anything it takes to achieve this outcome. Their parents are their whole world at this point in their young life – they’ll do anything, whether positive or negative, to get their parents’ attention. It is a parent’s responsibility to make correct, (intelligent!) decisions regarding their child’s welfare. Imo, K&K are being more “friend” than parent. The Smith’s did the right thing, as you pointed out.

      • sasha says:

        They backed off? She started an acting career in 2007 (she’s now 19) and she cut a record two years later. That’s hardly a kid being a kid. Same for her brother.

  2. Guest2.0 says:

    Why can’t tases people let their children just enjoy their childhood? Also, not to be petty but is North gonna start “rapping/singing” cause Blue Ivy has also?

  3. Lucy2 says:

    This child is only six years old, there’s no need for her to be in the spotlight like this.

  4. Hannah says:

    Was the collection well-received? I really do like that someone other than your typical brand names Like Chanel/Dior/LV gets to do a show (at a very high cost, mind you, so I wonder who is financing his stuff) but the clothes look like a combination of Mad Max/Snowpiercer apocalyptic-era clothing we’d all be forced to wear if we were in those movies.

    • Char says:

      If Anna Wintour says it’s fashion, people will wear it without a thought, like those ugly af Bottega shoes. And Ewwzzy will sell out fine to all the Kim-wannabes.

  5. Trish-a says:

    Yeah I agree let the child be one. Also she looks like she has a boner in those pants.

    • GreenBunny says:

      It does look like that. It also looks like she urinated herself with the discoloration around the crotch area.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Re KK – It looks to me like an incontinence event.
      The little girl is only 6, and being exploited by her parents to extend their brands. I don’t know why I’m surprised by my reaction, since I expected this to happen long before now.
      His clothes are ugly. I’d like to know where the creativity, design, innovation and artistry are in a bunch of garments that our council’s gardeners would bin.

    • paige says:

      Kim looks MASSIVE in these pants-thats jut hostility on his part!
      can’t even with North_poor kid already competing with Beyonce”s daughter!!!!!!

  6. lemonylips says:

    I’ve only now seen little ZaZa and although I found it fun at first, what is the difference between these two parents? Yeah an artist should always be credited, that’s a good reason criticize Kanye… that said, I feel they are both exploiting their kids in a way. I hope I’m wrong.

  7. Wow2 says:

    They needed something to make headlines cause this line ain’t it

  8. Rachel says:

    Great another generation of Kardashians we will have to be subjected to….

  9. Mrs. Peel says:

    What’s with the big pee stain on Kim’s pants?

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    I guess they are trying to one/catch up with Blue Ivy.

    She is cute but her rap is something for a school talent contest or home in a rec room.

    Let the kid be a kid.

    If she wants to be a rapper let her develop her skills and talent and actually grow into a person first.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    All I can think about when I see this kid is how she dresses and acts can’t possibly be what a girl her age actually wants to do. It’s too coordinated to what her parents do. Imagine being that young and having your natural creativity, the aspect of yourself that helps you shape your personality and sense of person, completely stifled for a brand. We have such a small window to be a child. Why would you ever want to take that away?

    • Hoot says:

      North is a product of her environment, as we all were at her age. She may not know much about many other things, depending on what she’s been exposed to by her parents/nannies. Kim’s perspective of life is myopic, to the detriment of her children. Fame and fortune is her focus, and if that is what North constantly sees it does not bode well for her future.

  12. cherriepie84 says:

    That was…..painful to watch.

    • Dee says:

      Yesterday I was liking post after post dunking on a toddler. I caught myself in the last minute and unliked everything lmao. Twitter can be cruel but also these parents should know better.

  13. boobra says:

    these pics of Kim…the heavy fake tan, hair extensions, baby hair she lazered out but miraculously reappeared recently, fake exaggerated body shape…she always strikes me as white woman who wants to be conveniently black when it’s fashionable, but without the stress of discrimination that comes with being non-white.
    it’s sad that she is clearly not comfortable with her identity and it’s something that may brush off on her impressionable children who obviously look up to mummy. it would be so refreshing if she would just step away from all the artificialness and embrace her natural beauty. When she first broke out on the scene as Paris Hilton’s assistant, she was so beautiful, far more gorgeous back then than Paris.

    i hope she and kanye do right by their kids and don’t muck them up for the future.

    • holly hobby says:

      I doubt her kids will escape her identity issues. I’m pretty sure she’s ingraining those values into her kids. I feel sorry for North she’s cute but as she ages, I bet her mom will erase all the ethnicity out of her.

    • styla says:

      I think her identity problems are your own. White people have been tanning forever, white people have been braiding hair since the dawn of time and baby hairs are baby hairs. And who said an exaggerated figure is a black thing? Girl you need to travel more.

    • Hoot says:

      “i hope she and kanye do right by their kids and don’t muck them up for the future.”

      It’s too late. Within the first seven years of a kid’s life the foundation is mostly set. North is already six, so…

      Just wait, it’s coming – the day North starts changing. Hormones start bubbling, surging. I remember my mother telling me I was around seven or eight when it happened, and she was so shocked. Kim is in for a big surprise.

  14. Kimber says:

    First time poster~ so glad to have found this site through Lainey’s. It’s been depressing and rage inducing to read the coverage of H/M. But I was starved for information on them… from any source. About THIS post-WOW. His clothes have always been so ugly- does she own a full length mirror?? Those pants are not made for her body type- like at all.

  15. Erin says:

    Here comes Kim with her cultural appropriation again. I’m so tired of seeing this white woman in black hairstyles. It feels exploitative.

  16. Alexandria says:

    I can only say if North wanted to do this then I think there’s no issue.

    • Swack says:

      My question if North wanted to do this was it completely her idea or did mom or dad suggest it and she just agreed with it. I doubt it was her idea to do so.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m sure her parents pushed her to do it.
        Or if she did want to do it, then say OK and let her play around after everyone else has gone, and then just show family and friends.

    • minx says:

      She’s six.

    • Amy Too says:

      Kids want to do things age inappropriate all the time. My child wanted to have his own YouTube channel and post videos of himself when he was 7. Just because he’s okay with it and I’m not suggesting he do it so I can make money off him and be a stage mom, doesn’t mean it’s okay. When he was ten, he wanted to create a profile on Reddit to comment on things. No. It’s not appropriate for a 7 year old to have his own YouTube channel. It’s not appropriate for a ten year old to chat online with random adults on Reddit. It’s not appropriate for a 6 year old to just demand, last minute, that she wants to perform at her dad’s fashion show. Parents need to tell their kids no sometimes.

      The thing I found extra stupid about this article was Kim’s excuse for not being able to credit the person who produced the music. “Oh north sprung this on us last minute. What could we do?” Say no? Tell her that she doesn’t get to make major decisions for herself because she’s 6? Tell her that if she wants to do something big like this, she has to ask her parents well in advance so they can all think about it and talk about it? Tell her that even though they’re okay with that, they didn’t have the time to prepare so she’ll have to make requests like this well in advance next time so that the venue, the people working there, the models, her dad, etc, all have the time to prepare. And so that they can ask permission of and credit the people who own that song. They’re seriously teaching their kid that the world will drop everything to accommodate her very large requests.

    • Jules says:

      she’s a kid, not an adult. she does not know how to make decisions for her life.

    • Alexandria says:

      But this is about performing on stage, it’s not a major life decision. I couldn’t hear what she was saying. If it was full of offensive lyrics yes it was not age appropriate. Other than that, lots of kids perform on stage at this age. And we don’t know if she was pushed. If Kim pushed her that’s not right. I already put IF in my sentence. And Kim is phony.

  17. Jules says:

    Kim, the master of manipulation. It’s disgusting all around.

  18. Luv Spaghetti says:

    Actually…I think she’s trying to copy Erykah Badu’s style with the hair, Ms. Badu would never wear such a stupid ass outfit like this tho. Kulture-vulture Kim thinks we won’t notice bc EB is not an attention whore and rarely gets media coverage unless she’s intentionally promoting her art but… here we are.

    Please sit down and be quiet now ma’am, nobody is impressed.

  19. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    The appropriation – cultural, musical – goes far too far with this family. How about some originality? Or is that a forlorn dream?

  20. Valerie says:

    Damn, Kim looks terrible.