Fans were split on Kim's portrayal of the beloved icon.
Kim Kardashian's costumes this Halloween have one common theme: musical icons. Over the last few days, Kim recreated the iconic looks of Cher and Madonna, but it's the third costume that's received the biggest reaction.
My Halloween theme this year is ICONS! Musical legends!!! Paying homage to some of my faves!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2017
On Saturday night, Kim shared a video of herself dressed as Aaliyah in her video for "Try Again." As far as her outfit went, Kim's recreation was spot-on. However, when it comes to Aaliyah's music and image, fans of the late singer are generally very protective (let's not forget Drake and 40's scrapped Aaliyah project), which was illustrated in some of the reactions to the costume on Twitter.
I KNOW black twitter is getting ready to grind Kim K to moon dust for this Aaliyah costume. I'm here for the jokes. pic.twitter.com/qllnHuGwFH— Jasmine Johnson✊ (@_SaiJaeDaddy) October 29, 2017
I just don't want to see Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah idc. pic.twitter.com/sZSrKea0qw— winter ❄️ (@BIondePrincesa) October 29, 2017
Kim Kardashian you do not have the right to dress up as Aaliyah so dust yourself off & try again pic.twitter.com/oivzyezyqg— Mr.Gemini♊ (@RonG30) October 29, 2017
Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah for Halloween. Try again Kim. Let’s see you be your old self for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/byItPWGDTm— cσяi ♡ (@EnvyCourtney) October 29, 2017
So...Kim Kardashian can’t be Aaliyah for Halloween??— T.G. (@T_Guider) October 29, 2017
Kim Kardashian looking like she dressed up as Cher dressing up as Aaliyah for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/15rpLP14IG— Jermaine Watkins ✍🏾 (@JermaineWatkins) October 29, 2017
At the same time, many fans came to Kim's defense. "I’m not even a Kim Kardashian fan but good lord....she loves Aaliyah just like the rest of us," wrote one user. "She looked good!" While some deemed the costume an act of cultural appropriation, others weren't so convinced.
There is literally nothing wrong with Kim’s Aaliyah and Cher costumes. Just say you hate her and move on. pic.twitter.com/A0shxYDcom— sᴄᴀʀʏ sᴘɪᴄᴇ. (@drizzyxcole) October 29, 2017
Can’t lie Kim Kardashian slayed that Aaliyah costume 😭— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) October 29, 2017
The people mad that Kim K. dressed up as Aaliyah only know the chorus to One In A Million.— amorphous (@loneamorphous) October 29, 2017
Shut Up. Stop Being Bitter.
Kim K annoys me but I must admit that hoe nailed her Cher and Aaliyah looks pic.twitter.com/1GaNjObv5N— Mike Lowery (@_fahranheit_) October 29, 2017
I’m not even a Kim Kardashian fan but good lord....she loves Aaliyah just like the rest of us. She looked good! pic.twitter.com/iQ49QfX54N— Erica Kane. (@RodTheBoat) October 29, 2017
Y'all reach so hard for things that it causes people not to take ACTUAL incidents of cultural appropriation seriously. She snapped. GN. https://t.co/31N4LSYDUT— T. Lee (@curvegawdess) October 29, 2017
Kim's other costumes haven't been quite as divisive. Check those out below.