She’s of the mind that Kanye has been ripping off her and her photographer, Jean-Paul Goude.
In his effort to create “unique” images, jones notes that the nude image from earlier this year of Kim Kardashian in Paper magazine, and on the cover, was not exactly original, according to The Huffington Post.
“Kanye has been ripping off stuff from me and Jean-Paul Goude for a long time, so it was no surprise to me,” Jones said. “I believe they would’ve done it anyway, and I believe Jean-Paul when he said he’d rather rip himself off than have someone else rip him off.”
As a side note, she also said the picture that was the basis for the Kim K/Paper mag cover featured model Carolina Beaumont, not Jones, but it was shot by Goude. And Jones thinks that the reaction to both that image and Kardashian and West’s homage to it was confused.
“The work [Jean-Paul and I] did together, people were calling it racist,” Jones said. “It wasn’t racist at all. It was him basically putting me on a pedestal, really.”
“There’s a lot of humor in that picture in that original, (with) the champagne popping off,” she added.
Read Jones’ full interview with Paper Magazine.