Kanye West is making headlines yet again, taking to Twitter earlier today to admit that he stuffed up, after passing off a sketch by ex-Nike designer Tony Spackman as the original work of one of his Yeezy team members.

Ever-controversial Kanye is no stranger to digging in the far reaches of the internet for inspiration.  Is Ye just showing his creative process with inspiration images or claiming the work to be his own?  Photoshopping out the title of the sketch in the top left corner is pretty much a dead giveaway lol.  The original by designer @tonyspackman was done in 2005 for a @nike collection called "Living Apparel" which eventually became "Nike React", a running collection grounded in freedom of movement and human comfort.  Can we just call it Yee????y now? ???? • #yeezy #kanyewest #kanye #kimye #theft #inspiration #illustration #design #fashiondesign #sportswear #streetwear #athleisure #nike #streetstyle #running #nikerunning #hypebeast #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #copycat #knockoff #wtf #dietprada

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Kanye was originally called out yesterday by the Diet Prada Instagram, after posting a “study base” for a Yeezy design, which was identical to a sketch Spackman produced for Nike in 2005, for what was then the ‘Living Apparel’ collection.

“Is Ye just showing his creative process with inspiration images or claiming the work to be his own?” they wrote, accusing him of being a copycat. “Photoshopping out the title of the sketch in the top left corner s pretty much a dead giveaway.”

Spackman, who currently works for Givenchy, also posted a side-by-side comparison of the two sketches on his Instagram stories, writing “when Kanye rips your 10-year-old Nike sketch and claims it.” He has yet to comment further.

After a day of getting pretty solidly roasted, Kanye has responded, passing the buck onto a “newly-hired designer” and crediting Spackman for his work. He wrote:

“Today I learned that a newly hired designer on the Yeezy team presented work that was not of their own. This person has immediately been let go from the Yeezy brand. In a moment of inspiration, energy and excitement I had posted this sketch and would like to acknowledge the true creator of this amazing work, Tony Spackman.”

Where will his wild ride take him next?

Source: Hype Beast
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