Friday, October 16, 2020

Selah Marley Calls Out Rihanna for Copying Her Aesthetic


Earlier this month an Instagram based fashion designer accused Rihanna of ripping off his lingerie designs for her Savage x Fenty collection [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley's daughter Selah is accusing Rihanna of copying her aesthetic...

In a post on Instagram Selah points out the similarities between her art installation from 2019 and the latest Savage x Fenty fashion show.

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Quite a few friends brought this up to me & I wasn’t gonna say anything about this, but I’m bothered. For those who remember, I did “A Primordial Place” in May 2019.. I put my heart & soul (& all the money I had) into this project and.... I don’t know. Is it just me? As a young, independent, female black artist, I genuinely feel robbed. I’m not signed to any label.. I don’t have any investors. I just have myself & the people who support me. It took A LOT to pull this together & to see it replicated almost exactly with no mention of my name or the work I previously put in is just ridiculous. The first photo is the recent Savage x Fenty show. The other photos are A Primordial Place. What do you think?

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

She copied some foliage? Girl bye.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm...ion see it

Anonymous said...

Sad reality and its been going on since.........forever.

The ideas of the lesser thans (not saying Selah is a lesser than, or lesser than Rhianna) are picked away at and copied by more affluent artists. This has always been the case. They get their styles from less affluent people and add just a sprinkle of their own and present it to the world and appear as an icon of artistry. Whether that artistry is music, dance, film, clothing style etc.

It happens everyday. Especially with choreographers. They steal like it's nobody's business and never give credit. Sometimes people who know its their stuff they created dont even get mad. They are actually flattered to see a big name doing their stuff. But its messed up and wrong because they didnt get credit or money for it.

In Selah's defense, I will say yes she is right. Someone clearly copied her stuff. But its not Rhianna that did it. Rhianna dont follow that kind of stuff. The stage designer stole Selah's stuff.
But it would be rather fair, if Rhianna did look into it, apoligize to Selah Marley and thank her.

Anonymous said...

the WHITE PEOPLE behind the scenes STOLE IT!


Be Clear!


that dirty stinking Race been stealing forever and try to act like they are innocent, but their day is fast approaching and I can't Wait!!!!

Anonymous said...

It really ain't that deep.

Anonymous said...

All that colorful liveliness did not copy off those dead vines. Girl Bye.
There was nothing unique about what you think you created with a garden vibe. It's been done thousands of times over and will continue in fashion. Go after the non-black folks; not pick at your own.

Anonymous said...

if this little broke ant head ass lookin girl don't go sit down somewhere crying over her swamp thing looking mulch. rhi had big colorful leaves and vines that looked like they were reaching to thrive. ant head pulled some weeds out of her momma's backyard and threw it over some clothes lines.

chevychick said...

We need to see video. Just pics don't really help. Not calling her a liar or anything, but. I can't tell just from looking at still pictures.

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

She looks just like her daddy, is all I got.

Anonymous said...

She should be embarrassed to compare her Jr. high school stage recital, to Riri production. I'm no Riri fan but going to the 99 cent store to purchase that foliage makes her foolish.

Anonymous said...

She doesn't want to go spoiled voo-doo troll toe to toe with Rhi's authentic island energy. Girl stop.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Rihanna's pregnant forehead, alien looking ass straight up. This Satanic bitch got ZERO talent and has stolen from Madonna, Kelis, Aaliyah, Fefe Dobson, Grace Jones, Rita Ora, this Dutch artist named Eva Simon, Azealia Banks, and ripped off Marc Jacob's and Victoria Secrets. She's no better than Beyoncé thievery but let the Rihanna fans tell you she's a genius. SMH...

I'm sick of the Rihanna hype. Makes me miss Aaliyah even more.

Anonymous said...

@10:40

Selah's work looked nice. Stop it. I hate Rihanna fans. They are truly worst than the Beyhive and that says a lot.

@8:18 I agree. I'm an artist and I make sure to sign everything and will be copyrighted.

Anonymous said...

Yep, she stole it. And I think it's fair to call her out. Rihaddit's show is trash with a bunch of freaks. Rohan Marley's show looks interesting. And omg, go see Jazmin Sullivan modeling FentyxSavage. She looks A MILLION times better than Rihaddits ass. Girl had her moment. She should let other people come up cos she ain't That creative. Why not contact Rohan Martley and say I want you to stage design my show??? Good thing she had the heart to let Jazmin model her lingerie. She must have realised her modelling them wasn't the ticket and got other people to start modelling for her. Good move cos the way Jazmin did it was effortless and I will think about buying Fentyxsavage if I come across it at the discount store.

Anonymous said...

This unfortunate looking girl needs to have a seat. Rihanna doesn't even know who she is.

Anonymous said...

Well played Beyonce...Well played

Anonymous said...

@3:54

Jazmine looked GOODDDDDD! Very sexy and need to make her comeback because she's one of the best singers of this generation. As Rihtard need to go sit her talentless big-headed ass down somewhere and go away like Ashanti's talentless ass. I'm sick of this hoe, her annoying fans, and her money grabs.

Anonymous said...

Though beautiful, it’s a common aesthetic

Monique said...

Don't go and DISMISS YOUNG LADY HARD WORK. ALOT OF THESE SINGERS BE STEALING FROM UNKNOWN PEOPLE. LOOK HOW MICHAEL BOLTON HAVE BEEN STEALING FROM ISLEY BROTHERS AND THEN CLAIM HER NEVER HEARD IF THEM

Anonymous said...

They look like sisters

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