Kim Kardashian’s Aaliyah Halloween Costume Tweaks Twitter: ‘the Audacity’

Kardashian West recreated the iconic diamond bikini from Aaliyah’s 2000 hit video “Try Again,” and the reaction was extremely mixed

Kim Kardashian West meant to celebrate a hero, but accidentally stepped in it, Halloweenly speaking, on October 29 when she posted photos of one of her 2017 costumes — a tribute to R&B legend Aaliyah.

Kardashian West’s recreation of the iconic diamond bikini outfit worn by the late singer in the video for her 2000 smash hit “Try Again,” was met with a mixture of brutal scorn and tepid support. Fans of Aaliyah, who died at 22 in a place crash in 2001, accused Kardashian West of essentially wearing blackface, while fans of the reality star had her back.

Read on for a sampling.

 

Nick Leigh summed up his opinion in one work:

On the flip side, a bunch of her other followers think people are just looking for a reason to hate on her. As Gemini524 so nicely put it, “Oh stop complaining — find a hobby.”