Remember the uproar over Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s brand releasing T-shirts with their image superimposed over icons like Tupac and Biggie? Well, the fallout isn’t over.
Al Pereira, known for his iconic images of famed hip hop acts like Queen Latifah and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, claims Kendall Jenner, Inc., had no right to use his image of Tupac, Biggie and Redman. TMZ reported the suit Tuesday, Sept. 12, which comes months after Voletta Wallace, the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G., and photographer Michael Miller took legal action.
Kendall Jenner’s Rap (T-Shirt) Battle
Jenner’s label with her sister, Kylie, Kendall + Kylie, sold tees adorned with images of rap and rock icons and themselves earlier this year at $125 a pop. When controversy erupted, her company took the apparel offline and the sisters issued an apology. Doing so hasn’t stopped the lawsuits from coming, however. Wallace wrote on Instagram that the Jenner’s design choice was “disrespectful, disgusting and exploitation.”
While the Jenners have yet to publicly respond to Wallace’s June statement, their label shot back at Miller’s copyright infringement suit. Only two Pac tees were sold, it said according to Page Six. It also mentioned that the shirts were from a company with a valid license to sell them.