Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar faces allegations of copyright infringement by an African artist who alleges he misappropriated her copyrighted artwork for his music video, “All the Stars”.

On Saturday, a lawyer for Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist, sent a letter to Lamar and label head, Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, detailing the copyright violation of a painting in her series “Constellations.”

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Sofia Richie stars in Michael Kors holiday bag campaign

Sofia Richie is the latest A-list celebrity to be sued for posting photos of herself on social media. Richie, 19, is being sued by BACKGRID USA, a celebrity photo agency based in California.

The agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the teenager for allegedly using seven of their pictures on her Instagram.com page.

According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, the agency is accusing Sofia, who is currently dating reality star Scott Disick, for unauthorized use of their pictures without paying or crediting them.

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Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to be sued for copyright infringement after posting an image on Instagram.com without permission, according to WENN.com.

The rap mogul, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is at the center of a new legal spat after posting a cartoon image of sweaty breasts on Instagram without the rights owner’s permission.

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Swizz Beatz

Rap magnate Swizz Beatz lashed out at designer Balenciaga for apparently lifting his Ruff Ryder record label without permission and putting it on a shirt. A male model wore the shirt on the runway during the fashion house’s Spring 2018 collection during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday.

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Rapper Li’l Jon is being sued for copyright infringement over his 2014 smash hit song “Turn Down for What”.

According to Billboard.com, Golden Crown Publishing filed the legal papers in a New York federal court on Thursday, May 4, alleging DJ Snake and Li’l Jon ripped off the song already recorded by rapper Freddie GZ.

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A British paparazzi agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against L.A. socialite Khloe Kardashian for posting her own photo on Instagram.com.

The agency, Xposure Photos Ltd., filed the lawsuit against Kardashian for posting an image one of their photographers snapped of her.

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Angie Nwandu

Popular Instagram blog The Shaderoom lost its 4 million Facebook followers in one fell swoop on Monday.

Facebook pulled down the influential social media gossip blog for “intellectual property” violations. In other words, TSR was banned for publishing copyrighted paparazzi photos.

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Odell Beckham Jr

When the St. Louis Rams selected gay football player Michael Sam as the 249th overall pick in the NFL draft, some of us chuckled because we knew that several gay players were already chosen ahead of him.

The other gay players chose not to come out as openly gay out of fear that their sexual preferences might affect their draft status. Sam was hailed as a “hero,” but he has since been exposed as an opportunist who came out for financial gain. There is no doubt that Sam’s sexual preferences for men affected his draft status.

Sources claim NY Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr (pictured above) was so worried about rumors of his sexual preference affecting his draft status that he, or someone in his camp, created an elaborate Manti Te’o-style hoax to deflect such rumors.

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