Vogue is suing rappers, Drake and 21 Savage for $4 million dollars because of the fabrication of its magazine cover on the rappers’ promo for the album “Her Loss.”
Rappers, Drake and 21 Savage are being sued by the elite fashion magazine, Vogue for the illegal use of the fashion magazine’s cover.
Drake and 21 Savage are promoting their latest album “Her Loss” and using a fake Vogue cover as a promotional tool for their music album cover.
Conde Nast has therefore filed a lawsuit against the rappers stating that the rappers’ usage of the fashion magazine’s trademarks, using the fashion magazine’s name without any permission nor prior discussion as part of their promotion for their album “Her Loss” and false claims of being featured on the cover of the fashion magazine is based entirely on a lie.
The lawsuit against Drake and 21 Savage was filed on Monday
The lawsuit filed claims that the rappers produced a knock-off publication of the fashion magazine. They then disseminated copies of the fake publication or issue to multiple big cities.
The rappers also made sure that these fabricated copies were sent to their millions of followers on social media.
Continuing, the lawsuit also claims that on their social media accounts, the rappers thanked Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine’s Editor-In-Chief for her “love and support on this historic moment.”
Conde Nast, however, decided to speak out on this matter and denied having any form of association with the promotional campaign for Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” album.
In the lawsuit, the publisher stated that everything about the involvement was not true and that the publishing house, Conde Nast has not and did not authorize any such promotion from their side.
Neither the publishing company nor Anna Wintour, the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue magazine has agreed to the promotion and she does not advocate for it either. On the other hand, a representative of Drake by the name of Aubrey Graham has not said anything about the matter and refused to give a statement.
Similarly, like Aubrey Graham, Shèyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, a representative for the rapper 21 Savage also refused to comment on this delicate issue. It has been stated by the publisher that it has reached out to Drake and 21 Savage for the purpose of finding a consensus on the issue.
Conde Nast and its team contacted Drake and 21 Savage right from the 31st of October. This is when the circulation of the artificial or fabricated issues of the fashion magazine started to spread out all around.
The publication house had demanded Drake and 21 Savage to stop the illegal and unauthorized dissemination of the fake copies as it was an upright infringement of copyright and “take appropriate remedial measures to curtail further public confusion.” But the rappers did not respond to these demands. Mayhem and disorientation are looming around the Conde Nast building as Drake and 21 Savage’s unprofessional conduct is causing the degradation of the fashion magazine’s name and reputation.
The lawsuit also stated that the repulsive action taken by Drake and 21 Savage devalues the fashion magazine’s worth and the “tremendous value that a cover feature in Vogue magazines carries.”
To desist Drake and 21 Savage from perpetuating the distribution of the faux or unreal cover of Vogue magazine, Conde Nast is pursuing a preliminary decree and a non-permanent measure of restraint as well as “exemplary and punitive damages over trademark infringement.”
Conde Nast is also charging Drake and 21 Savage damages done to the name and for tarnishing the image of the fashion magazine.
$4 million will be charged by Conde Nast, or thrice the litigants’ profits from the album sales and the illegal and unlicensed utilization of the fashion magazine’s cover or the fake cover used as a promotional tool for their album, whichever is higher.
Drake and 21 Savage are not only illegally using Vogue magazine’s cover as a promotional instrument for their album release but the rappers have also been using other platforms to promote “Her Loss.”
The rappers also deceived several people by having a performance on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series. They also had a ‘dissimulated’ performance at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”.And also masqueraded to have been in dialogues on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show.