Lauryn Hill’s Daugther Selah Marley Claims Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Copied Her Concept

Published: Friday 16th Oct 2020 by Sam

Rihanna‘s Savage x Fenty lingerie line has been flying off shelves, thanks to its savvy means of tapping into the cultural cool.

One its primary vehicles has been the star-studded Savage x Fenty Show, which broadcast exclusively on Amazon Prime.

And while most lapped up the recently aired Vol 2 spectacle, one person who didn’t is Lauryn Hill‘s daughter Selah Marley.

See what we mean below…

Taking to Instagram, the 21-year-old shared images of a show she put on in 2019 and claimed she feels “robbed” by what she articulates as the copying of her concept.

She wrote:

Quite a few friends brought this up to me & I wasn’t gonna say anything about this, but I’m bothered. For those who remember, I did “A Primordial Place” in May 2019.. I put my heart & soul (& all the money I had) into this project and…. I don’t know. Is it just me?

As a young, independent, female black artist, I genuinely feel robbed. I’m not signed to any label.. I don’t have any investors. I just have myself & the people who support me. It took A LOT to pull this together & to see it replicated almost exactly with no mention of my name or the work I previously put in is just ridiculous.

The first photo is the recent Savage x Fenty show. The other photos are A Primordial Place. What do you think?

 

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Quite a few friends brought this up to me & I wasn’t gonna say anything about this, but I’m bothered. For those who remember, I did “A Primordial Place” in May 2019.. I put my heart & soul (& all the money I had) into this project and…. I don’t know. Is it just me? As a young, independent, female black artist, I genuinely feel robbed. I’m not signed to any label.. I don’t have any investors. I just have myself & the people who support me. It took A LOT to pull this together & to see it replicated almost exactly with no mention of my name or the work I previously put in is just ridiculous. The first photo is the recent Savage x Fenty show. The other photos are A Primordial Place. What do you think?

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(drink my diva cup ☕️) October 16, 2020

    Rihanna is a thief like Beyoncé. They will do anything to climb to the top. Rihanna was trying to copy Beyoncé, trying to steal tinashe’s joyride, stealing bish better have my money from other artists, almost didn’t give credits to SZA….

    • Shayla Queen 👑 October 16, 2020

      This!! 💯

  2. Clarks0o0ñ October 16, 2020

    If this issue is brought to Rihanna’s attention, she will address it and the people involved will get paid or credited

    Unlike beyonce, who would steal ur work and run with it. No compensation, no acknowledgement, nothing

    • Jeff opaja1@hotmail.com o October 17, 2020

      Let us not get all twisted here, two black QUEENS who are very creative I sure can get together and sort this out. Ri is not an unreasonable gal, she has a good heart and she will listen to reason.

  3. stan October 16, 2020

    i mean.. there are similarities, but the whole jungle theme isn’t that uncommon to begin with, so…

    • Whitney October 16, 2020

      Exactly! How u gon get big over a tree? It’s a dam tree. I’m sorry but no. Ppl ego be doin to much. A tree… an where you got the tree idea from? …. it’s a dam tree lol

  4. Hmmm… October 16, 2020

    I mean, I guess. It’s similar. It’s not the most original concept in the world to begin with though. However, in general, I don’t like when people write off smaller artists when they complain about this kind of stuff. If you’re a huge artist, you have the budget to amplify the idea and the platform to popularize it. And because the smaller artists didn’t have the ability to execute their vision with the same resources, and it looks cheaper, it’s not taken Seriously. Just because you were able to do it on a large grand scale, doesn’t mean you didn’t steal the idea.

  5. Ms May October 16, 2020

    Anyway-

    It’s a common concept

    And Rihanna is not the mastermind in all the aspects

  6. Junior June October 16, 2020

    That looks exactly like the set for my high school’s production of Once on This Island from 1999. I want my check too.

  7. Bernice October 16, 2020

    As much as I love & enjoy Rihanna, any
    “Reasonable minded person can see a complete copy of conceptual visionary idea(s) is here.” One looks more expensive and colorful and the other really looks much less like a prototype and more like a first sketch or final draft of a play or monologue.
    It’s lawyer time or call Rihanna after you receive a very good consult about this matter. She really should work with you instead of denying, ignoring or pretending that there’s no relevance here. It’s clearly quite relevant. Good concept too!!!

  8. SuxMyCockiness October 16, 2020

    Oh please! 🙄 When Rihanna first launched Savage X Fenty in 2018 she had a small preview show that had a Green House Jungle theme, this new show seem to be playing more off of that. Selah is more so copying Rihanna since her Show was in 2019. And like a few have already said, the Jungle theme is nothing new or groundbreaking. This girl just seems bitter with life at this point.

  9. PinotNoir October 16, 2020

    Your birth deprived the world of the greatest femcee vocalist in history! Your formative years, albeit legitimate birthrights, usurped our ears of the follow-up to Miseducation. Now we know why your face often met Lauryn’s palm. Savage = jungle. Duh!

  10. Tori ladybug October 17, 2020

    Well i doubt it was “copied” but two amazing talented women would I expect come up with concepts alike.
    Its not uncommon no idea is truly “new” its based on experiences, whats current and past culture and many other factors.
    Maybe reach out and say can we collab as we have similar ideas and could make something that while we each make amazing. We could make out of this world. I want to see both ladies suceed but I have heard of Savage X Fenty not the other brand at all. S

  11. Fancy BISH October 17, 2020

    Yes Selah Marley expose that thief, Selah Marley comes from legends while Chris Brown punching bag comes from a trashy roots.

    • Jayne October 18, 2020

      Why do you think her roots are trashy? You ought to know your place.

      • RedSox October 19, 2020

        I agree with you @jayne at least she know her roots and her true upbringing and her heritage and culture unlike us African Americans who h is something I hate

    • RedSox October 19, 2020

      You sound like a f***** fool. She comes from legends and she comes from trashy roots least riri know where she comes from her heritage and her culture unlike us African Americans so s*** up and riri is from the islands so that theme the whole concept fits her up bringing you dumb ass

  12. Sophia Lewis October 17, 2020

    I see the copy. Your friends are right. Clearly your concept abused. Look for justice. Just too similar.

  13. Daisy October 17, 2020

    I dont see it. She just wants recognition, I never heard of her before this.

  14. Yvey October 17, 2020

    Great minds think alike!
    This is remiscent of a typical carnival scene….Cropover, Trini Carnival etc…anywhere in the Tropics.

  15. Robin October 17, 2020

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  16. pattygk October 17, 2020

    This entire scene and concept has been use so many times …

  17. Jeff opaja1@hotmail.com o October 17, 2020

    Let us not get all twisted here, two black QUEENS who are very creative I sure can get together and sort this out. Ri is not an unreasonable gal, she has a good heart and she will listen to reason.

  18. L.LOHNSON October 17, 2020

    WE ALL GO THREW LIFE FEELING STRIPPED FROM OUR BLESSINGS..IM SURE RIRI HAD NO INTENTION OF STEPPN ON ANY TOES…BUT N THS BUSINESS ITS EITHER GO HARD OR GO HOME…NOW IM SURE U BEAUTIFUL QUEENS CAN PUT ASIDE IRRELEVANT ISSUES AND POSSIBLY COME 2GHTR AND DEVELOPE AN EXTRAORDINARY NEW EPIC..WITH RIRI “S..VIVID WILD TALENTED IMAGINATION AND UR KARISMA U TWO CAN GO BEYOND THE SKIES…MORE LV POSITIVE VIBRE MAKES A BETTR OUTCOME…NO ONE IS TRYING TO TAKE FROM THE OTHER…REACH OUT,PRESS BEYOND TOUCH,…..REBUILD CULTURE..U BOTH R”VERY MUCH QUEENS….Awesome..

  19. Monigo007 October 18, 2020

    ms Hills daughter talking about someone copying their work?? Karma is a bi*** and that bi*** cray. 🙄🙄

  20. Jayne October 18, 2020

    Rihanna has made a name for herself, matter of fact she is now more a legend than deceased Bob Marley, so because she is doing well and you are a nothing burger don’t hate her.

  21. Jayne October 19, 2020

    Rihanna should turn around and sue her b****** self for defamation. Only bastards behave that way. Make her come with receipts. She’s now looking for clout because the “Marley” ain’t working for her.

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