Travis Scott has been sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars by an artist who claims his artwork was stolen for La Flame’s album cover.
The artist has sued Travis Scott for hundreds of thousands of dollars for stealing his artwork and using it as a cover for the 2016 album La Flame.
According to TMZ, Michael Mehara, also known as the Black Child Dish, has filed a proceeding in his native France, alleging that the rapper used the art he made as a centaur without permission.
Scott’s lawyer Ed McPherson dismissed the allegations in a statement obtained by DailyMail.com, claiming that Scott had never released the album in question.
An artist has sued Travis Scott for hundreds of thousands of dollars for stealing artwork for the cover of his 2016 album, La Flame. Taken in 2018 in Miami
“This is a frivolous and unfounded filing that will almost certainly be destroyed at the end of a court day. Anyone with internet access has released an album named” La Flame “by Travis. It can be said that it has never happened.
“The illustration in question was created by the fans and uploaded to the streaming service by the fans. This is a choice for all users. The streaming service is trying to get people to see this as a real album cover. I immediately removed it after noticing it. I look forward to dismissing this proceeding altogether. “
The proceedings allege that Mehara created the artwork in 2015 and sent it to Scott in 2016 for viewing and sharing with fans.
However, Mehala claims that Travis did not respond to the message. Later, he discovered that the image was used as an album cover for La Flame.
La Flame: Scott used the image allegedly sent by Mehala as the album cover for La Flame.
According to a French legal document obtained by TMZ, the artist claims to have officially registered the copyright of the work in February 2019.
Mehala claims to have contacted Travis and his management about the artwork, but Scott’s attorney did not contact him until the summer of 2019.
The lawyer allegedly told Mehara that he was unaware that Travis used the work of a particular person.
For sale: This work is currently available for purchase from the Mehala website.
In addition to using art as a cover for the album, Scott has posted images on his YouTube and Tidal pages at various times. The image is highlighted in Tidal and there is no childish note in the lower right corner. This will appear on the album cover.
The artwork, which was also on Scott’s YouTube and Tidal pages, has been removed from the platform that once featured it, but Mehara still sued Travis for hundreds of thousands of dollars and made the Centaur’s work alone. I am managing it.
Travis was involved in the controversy following his deadly Astroworld Festival in late 2021.
Scott (full name Jack Vermon Webster II) garnered a number of “incitement” after fan hit the stage and headlined the festival on November 5th, when 10 people were killed. It was hardly in the limelight in the proceedings.
Controversy: Travis was involved in the controversy following his deadly Astroworld Festival in late 2021. 2018 photo
After that, the rapper will be removed from the Coachella lineup and will perform at the Day NVegas Festival.
Texas lawyer Thomas J. Henry has represented 68 victims in a lawsuit against Scott and fellow rapper Drake, as well as the organizer Live Nation and the venue NRG Stadium, and dozens more. The proceedings are expected to continue.
“More and more injured victims are contacting my company every hour,” Henry said. “We are all still working to understand the full story of Astroworld’s tragedy, but I believe that the total damage suffered by its victims can amount to billions. “
The victim’s ferocious relatives demand that Scott be held accountable for the tragedy after Scott continues to play while the crowd is chanting “Stop the show.”
“Ravaged” about death, “I couldn’t imagine this happening,” said the rapper, urging fans to jump over security barriers and rush to the stage at the previous concert. I was convicted twice.
35-year-old Drake called it a “catastrophic tragedy” in an Instagram post on Sunday night. I will continue to pray for them all and serve in every way I can. May God be with you all. ”
Removed: The rapper will then be removed from the Coachella lineup and will appear at the Day NVegas Festival. Photographs to be performed at Astroworld on November 5, 2021