Kim Kardashian's Aaliyah Costume Is Getting Dragged on Twitter

Nick Sanchez
October 31, 2017

However, some are not only dragging Kardashian for not doing Aaliyah justice, but even going as far as say to the 37-year-old culturally appropriated. She came with her BFF Jonathan Cheban as her Sonny instead of husband Kanye West.

"I nearly always make my Halloween costumes from scratch-the process usually involves cutting, sewing, and a whole lot of tulle", she wrote on her website. Her next look was Madonna and she was joined in by her sister, Kourtney who dressed up as Michael Jackson. This weekend, she's already shown off multiple music-related ensembles, including her take on Aaliyah. Copying the outfit from her famous Try Again video, Kim wore a bejewelled bra, low-cut black pants and a matching diamante choker with poker straight hair. The pair channel their icons looks from The Academy Awards in 1991.

Lauren Conrad is getting into the holiday spirit with a Cruella de Vil-inspired costume that fully makes her a good girl gone bad. Did Kim K culturally appropriate? Her impersonation of popstar Aaliyah who died in a tragic plane crash in 2001 is receiving brickbats not just for racism and misrepresentation but also for other reasons.

But now, Twitter seems to be divided into two distinct sections - one that believes Kim is being her problematic, typical Kardashian self by appropriating black culture, and another that believes Kim is paying tribute to the late singer via fashion, like she truly would have wanted to be remembered.

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