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Rihanna Suing Topshop Retailer for $5 Million?

Rihanna is a big fan of Topshop, splurging on clothing at the Oxford Street store and palling around with Topshop heiress Chloe Green. But the relationship might be turning sour, as the New York Post reports that Rihanna is suing the British retailer for $5 million.

According to a Post source, Rihanna has been negotiating with Topshop and its parent company, Arcadia Group, over a shirt that uses her image (presumably this one). Topshop claims to have purchased the photo of Rihanna from the photographer, but they “do not pay the artist licensing fees.”

We assume Rihanna would like to benefit from the sale of, well, her own face.

We’ve reached out to Topshop for comment and will update should we hear back from them. In the meantime, neither Rihanna nor Topshop have made any mention of the dispute on their Twitter accounts.

But it wouldn’t be the first time the singer found herself in a legal tangle. There was the lawsuit over her Beverly Hills mansion, a settlement with photographer David LaChapelle over “copied” photographs, a 2012 lawsuit against her accountants for mismanaging her finances… you get the picture.

Source: BlackVoices

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