Just like Aaliyah's "Try Again" music video look, Kim wore the iconic silver chain bra, thick diamante choker, tight leather pants.
Fans took to Twitter to address their issue with Kim's get-up as the African American singer.
"Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but ok…" one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, "Yeah let’s just let all things pass under the rug, huh? Never said it was blackface, but you can’t tell me she didn’t add a lil extra tan."
"It's offensive because babygirl is DEAD & you can't pay homage when you're an Armenian just using her look as a costume. That's the issue."
However some fans came to Kim's defence too.
"tbh kim dressing up as aaliyah isn't really offensive, there's people out there wearing blackface and she had the respect not to so."
Kim has yet to respond to the backlash.