Michael Stephens,popularly known as Ruggedman, veered into the fashion industry in 2008.He relaunched his fashion line with new collections from his T.S.W (20th September Wear) last month.
The rapper has been accused of borrowing 'heavily' from the creativity of an upcoming designer, Natischa Harvey.
A similarly designed pair of shoes in Harvey's 2010 collection called 'Fever Shoes' has been spotted on Ruggedman's T.S.W new collections.
A Nigerian lady on twitter accusing him of stealing shoe design for his 2011 T.S.W apparel.
'WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ruggedman STOLE his ENTIRE shoe collection from Fevershoes…WOW'. 'WOW @Ruggedybaba you no try at all o. You STOLE your ENTIRE shoe collection from Natischa Harvey's Fever Shoes… WOW really tho????'
'I know Fever shoe are not super popular, but still come on! anh anh. He wasn't even subtle about it'. 'He didn't even change the colour and tweak the design a little'
Ruggedman denied claims TSW new shoe collections ripped off of NAtischa Harvey's Fever Shoes when he tweeted this in reply
"I tot to just ignore u but decided to speak to u a bit let u know dat cos u have mouth, doesn't mean u speak all the time'
'pple like u are so quick to jump at a chance to run someone down with the negativity, u fail to reason 1st before acting. I know your type'.
'I only got one word for you 'customising'. Try n figure d rest out for urself cos i cnt tell u ma trade secret".
Here are collections from the two brands.