Kanye West is taking legal action against the biggest retailer in the world for selling footwear that looks similar to his Yeezy brand "Foam Runner" shoes.
The Blast obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which states, "Walmart is flagrantly trading off of his and Yeezy brand's popularity by offering for sale an imitation version of the Yeezy Foam Runner."
Kanye's team included images of his authentic shoe next to the one Walmart is hawking.
"Walmart's conduct is harming, and will continue to harm, West and Yeezy, leaving them no choice but (to sue) to stop Walmart's unfair competition and profiting from the popularity of the success of West and Yeezy," the lawsuit states.
Walmart's similar looking shoe could cost the Yeezy brand "hundreds of millions," the lawsuit insists.
Kanye adds that his shoes are insanely popular with celebrities, and he dropped many prominent names in the lawsuit.
"Celebrities are regularly photographed wearing Yeezy clothing and footwear and using Yeezy products, which enhances the brand's popularity and appeal to the general public," the lawsuit says.
Anything but humble, the lawsuit also says Kanye "sets trends for everything he touches. Simply put, Kanye West is a household name, and the Yeezy brand, which has become synonymous with West, has become one of the most influential and successful brands in fashion".
One of the issues Kanye also has with the Walmart shoes is their quality.
"Not only are West and Yeezy losing market share for their authentic Yeezy Foam Runner, but also their reputation and the goodwill of the Yeezy brand is being harmed by the association with the Imitation Shoe given its subpar quality, as evidenced by the consumer comments shown from the Walmart website," the lawsuit said.