Kendall Jenner faces another lawsuit pertaining to unauthorized use of 2Pac’s image.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been taking multiple L’s over the course of 2017. Earlier this year, the two sisters faced extreme backlash for unauthorized use of photos of Tupac and Biggie, among other famous icons. While it seemed like that issue was resolved, it turns out that another one of Tupac’s photographers is suing Kendall Jenner for using a photo of Biggie, Pac and Redman for a t-shirt.
In a report from TMZ, famous photographer Al Pereira has filed a lawsuit against Kendall Jenner, Inc. He’s saying that Jenner had no right to use his picture on a shirt without consulting him prior. The t-shirts have since been removed online since the controversy first erupted, however, that isn’t enough for the individuals who were affected by the Jenner’s poor judgement in the first place.
Back in July, her and her sister Kylie faced some extreme backlash for their use of famous icons images for their vintage clothing line. While the shirts were being sold for $125, they ended up having to be removed from their website after the estates of the musicians and artists took a stand against it. Among the backlash,2Pac’s photographer, Michael Miller filed a lawsuit against the sisters as well as the estate of The Doors. Miller stated that he didn’t want any of his work to be associated with the Jenner sisters, especially after Kendall was receiving backlash for her Pepsi commercial around the same time.
Biggie Smalls estate also threatened to pursue legal action if they didn’t take down the t-shirts which also led to Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, to respond to it on Instagram. In the post she said “The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful , disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!”
This news lands at a poor timing. Tupac’s death anniversary lands on September 13th and this news is the second piece of news to surface this week pertaining to someone stealing Pac’s likeness. Earlier, it was reported that a late Canadian poet had plagiarized 2Pac’s poetry for one of his own books.