Kim Kardashian West, reality television star from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and wife to hip-hop artist Kanye West, was posting photos and videos of her variety of Halloween costumes over the weekend. On Twitter, she announced that her theme this year is “musical legends.”
So far, she has dressed up as top female singers Cher, Madonna, and Aaliyah. Fans were dazzled by Kim’s Cher and Madonna outfits.
However, fans were not pleased with Kim’s Aaliyah costume. Kim’s inspiration for the outfit came from Aaliyah’s appearance in her “Try Again” music video, where the singer wore a diamond choker necklace, black leather pants, bedazzled accents, and intense eye makeup.
Aaliyah was a young, African-American R&B artist who landed on top charts for her hit songs such as “If Your Girl Only Knew,” “Rock the Boat,” and “Are You That Somebody?” She was only 22-years-old before she was killed in a plane crash in 2001. People slammed Kim for dressing up as someone who is African-American and has a sensitive death story.
Others came to Kim’s defense, claiming it’s just a costume and she was doing it to honor Aaliyah, not offend anyone.
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