By Sandra Rose  | 

Blac Chyna lawsuit

Blac Chyna is facing legal action for allegedly using paparazzi photos for a sponsored Instagram post without paying for a photo license. Chyna is the latest celebrity to be sued as photo agencies crack down on unauthorized use of their images on social media.

Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancee is accused of reposting the above images of herself that were taken by photographers at the California-based BACKGRID photo agency and using one of the pictures to promote a fashion brand in October.

"When your @fashionnova jeans go perfect with any fit… Shop @fashionnova for the hottest styles!" she urged her followers.

According to, BACKGRID bosses say they own the rights to the pictures and didn't license them to Chyna, real name Angela White. The agency is seeking $150,000 per infringement, plus damages.

Other stars who have been sued for posting paparazzi photos on include Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner.

Instagram bloggers also face costly copyright lawsuit.

The popular Instagram blog @Frobabies was recently hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

Kanika Nigist, who runs @Frobabies, raised over $10,000 in GoFundMe donations from her 596,000 followers to help with legal costs.

Photos by FANA / VM / BACKGRID

  • shun king

    to the people that dont understand this a photographer can take a photo any time there is not an expectation of privacy and sense he took the photo its his property

  • Duhjaaango

    How do they know if it's a sponsored post?

  • Desiree Edwards

    terrible wig

  • JRock

    Has anyone figured out yet how many STDs and STD medications this hoe, heifer and has-been takes? This is a drug addicted hoe who will always be a wannabe. Women and men who are hitting it and quitting it and who have run a train through it ain't always going to want that old decrepit punnany and her fake ass back door that she is obviously giving up also. Double yuck, double disease.

    So with no talent and no government standard employable skills what else is she going to use? Child support for 2 kids will eventually run out. It is actually quite pathetic and sad to see these delusional pictures. Is it just me or does she look like a 2 feet tall E.T. without heels. Damn ugly ass monsta.

  • SandraRose

    Maybe the part that says "Shop @fashionnova for the hottest styles!".

  • shun king

    she not all that bad and she will retire with a sugardaddy if she dont od or get killed by a simp first
    and how do you know she giving up her back door?

  • JRock

    She's a hoe and hoes do absolutely anything for money and fame diseases be damned. That's just real talk.

  • Duhjaaango

    Still, how do they prove she was paid.

    Someone could do free promotion.

    They're treating social media accounts like websites...

  • Mec-One

    Two paragraphs of strong hate right there ........... sheesh

  • Vonn

    Do those fashion nova jeans have "baby" stains on the thighs?

  • Gone Too Far

    Why is this news?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lawd knows I just don't like this girl.

  • TheOwley

    Back to this debate. Public figure in public. The image belongs to the photographer, not the subject.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Rob is that you?

  • Tee Bullock

    Ladies please love yourself, all that money and body looks a mess!

  • Allihave2say

    So they sue people for using unauthorized photos of themselves in their own damn bodies? I can't today!

  • Hmmm~?

    Those look like cum stains on her jeans.

  • Marlika

    Has anyone on here ever purchased jeans from a fashion nova? They always look nice on Nicole Murphy.? Not so good on Blac above.?

  • hotntot95

    But?'s her image??...SMH..

  • Dainese

    Ummmm. but its HER image and likeness. The hell.
    How can she not use a photo of herself?

  • Dainese

    I did some digging.. they can sue her. As a photog it is their property, You just being you - doesnt matter as you can't copyright yourself.

  • Anunnaki

    Copy right your name, and alias, and anyone that infringes on that. Sue them.. do a hold harmless as well...this is dumb, if u take my picture u cannot post on any social media sites,using my name unless I give u permission......

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Damn ypu must be /a KardashianJenner . ALL THAT FOR ANGELA? GTFOH... And iIm not even a BC fan..
    But you my dear TRIED IT! Geesh!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    No BULL Shiggidy!!

  • Overpower Radio

    That sounds like legitimate advice. This is insane.

  • Sid

    I wouldn’t. I ordered $142.07 to be exact worth of stuff. Instead of the 2 day shipping they falsely advertised it came 2 and a half weeks later. 2 items did not ship because they claim it was out of stock. They did not refund me in actual money but a fashion nova gift card forcing you to only purchase from them. I wish I would have read the bad reviews before from them because that’s the only reviews they have. Customer service HA! Forget it about it, it’s automated voice.

  • Sid

    They won’t get nothing not out of this one. She comes off as knowing how maneuver out of things like this.

  • MsVAllDay

    LOL you get sued for using a pc of yourself that they took w/o your permission. Ain't that some ish!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I went to @Frobabies.


    She's always suing somebody..... She's just getting back what she be dishing out.

  • Indies beauty

    Lol just did the same thing... so cuteeeee

  • Anunnaki

    I use

  • Simone

    I love Frobabies!
    It makes my day seeing all those beautiful babies.

  • Yoni7

    I like her outfit.

  • Quitedeliteful

    She looks good. This is one of the few times that I really like what she has on...

  • SDot

    Her shoes are everything

  • Ni Ni

    Hmm, i should do this to prevent my family members from posting me on Facebook.

  • Marlika

    Wow! Thanks for the info.

  • Karen Brady

    Auntie can you name her shoes please? I may be in love.

  • Anunnaki


  • Guess Who

    She can't get the lower portion of her botched azz surgery fixed? I has a hangover look to it and it's boxy...

  • Jussjess25

    Im sorry but here entire outfit is fire!!!

  • Jussjess25

    Those are red bottoms !