‘You copied my s***!’ Travis Scott is called out by NBA legend Dennis Rodman for allegedly stealing his backwards Nike swoosh design
Travis Scott has been called out by Dennis Rodman for copying the look of his sneaker designs.
At Got Sole’s recent sneaker convention in Chicago earlier this week, the former NBA player, 61, accused the 30-year-old rapper of plagiarizing his reverse Nike swoosh design.
In a clip shared by HipHopDX, the Chicago Bulls legend held up a pair of Scott’s collaborations with Air Jordan 1 from 2019 and asked him to give him the credit for his original design.
‘Travis Scott has copied my shoe,’ he said in the video addressing the father-of-two – who recently filed to legally change his son’s name with his baby mama, Kylie Jenner, 25.
‘Come on, Travis,’ he continued. ‘Give me some credit, you know?’
Called out: At Got Sole’s recent sneaker convention in Chicago earlier this week, Dennis Rodman, 61, accused Travis Scott of plagiarizing his reverse Nike swoosh design as he held up a pair of the rapper’s collaborations with Air Jordan 1 from 2019
No response: The Astroworld hitmaker has not yet responded to Rodman’s claims
Rodman goes on to claim that Scott copied the backward swoosh from his signature Nike Air Darwin sneakers from the mid-1990s.
‘You copied my s***,’ he said in the clip.
‘This ain’t new, brother,’ he added. ‘But either way, congratulations.’
The Astroworld hitmaker has not yet responded to Rodman’s claims.
In 2019, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG sneakers were released in a mocha and white color-way.
The collaborative shoe featured a backwards Nike swoosh – which also appeared on other shoes from the Travis Scott collection.
Many fans praised the ‘innovative’ design, but Rodman finally decided to speak out.
During his time at the San Antonio Spurs in the early ’90s, Rodman modeled the Nike Air Darwin before they were released to the public in 1994.
Comparison: During his time at the San Antonio Spurs in the early ’90s, Rodman modeled the Nike Air Darwin with a backwards swoosh before the Travis Scott x Air Jordan Retro High OG sneakers were released in 2019
The sneakers did not bear his name, however, many considered it to be his signature that he sported during his first two seasons with the Spurs.
Since the clip was released, the record producer has not responded or released a statement.
Around the same time, Scott was busy legally filing for a name change for his one-year-old son.
Scott and Jenner share two children – daughter Stormi, five, and baby boy Aire.
When their second child was born in February 2022, the former couple had originally named him Wolf.
They decided the name didn’t suit their newborn and revealed they had landed on the name Aire in January of this year.
In the legal docs published by TMZ, Scott and Jenner stated that they ‘regret the initial name choice of Wolf Jacques Webster’ and that Aire is a ‘better fit’ for their baby.
The statement read: ‘Now that Petitioners have had the chance to spend time with their baby, they believe the name Aire Webster is a better fit.’
Preoccupied: Around the same time, Scott was busy legally filing for a name change for his one-year-old son – whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, 25