Imitation may be considered the most sincere form of flattery, but when it comes to flirting with Vogue, it’s definitely not in style.
Rappers Drake and 21 Savage are in hot water with the iconic publication after they alleged copyright infringement on behalf of Vogue’s parent company, Condé Nast, for using the magazine’s logo and likeness in promotional material for their new joint album, Her Loss. were caught in the trial. ,
In a complaint obtained by CBS News, Condé Nast alleged that the promos were “built entirely” on Vogue’s likeness, specifically using a fake Vogue cover with Vogue’s exact logo and formatting, which was later called Removed from social media.
a screenshot Regarding the now deleted social media post by Drake.
“The defendant’s blatant disregard for the rights of Condé Nast has left no option but to initiate this action and seek the immediate injunctive relief requested herein, along with any and all available monetary remedies, as well as the major violations and To prevent the type of false advertising in which the defendants are engaged,” the documents reportedly read.
The rappers are being sued for upwards of $4 million.
Drake also thanked the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, in his caption for introducing the fake cover, but the outlet and Wintour have said he had no idea about the campaign, nor did he support it.
“It’s all a lie. And none of it has been authorized by Condé Nast,” Condé said, per E! news. “Vogue magazine and its editor-in-chief have no involvement in the defeat or promotion of Anna Wintour, and have not endorsed it in any way.”
The suit also claimed that both rappers handed out fake physical copies of “Vogue” magazines with their faces on the covers in major US cities, including New York and Los Angeles.
They say that Mark is handing Drake and 21 Vogue magazine boxes under the CN tower!!!!! spread the word!!!!!
, (@shotforkam) 31 October 2022
Someone was handing that Drake/21 magazine and the people who paid the resale. I got 4 likes, people kept leaving them in the restaurant
— geo (@chefgeodla) 3 November 2022
Got my Drake/21 Vogue magazine… nobody talks to me
— britney (@brittanyhudson_) 5 November 2022
Conde is requesting that both rappers stop using the promotional material immediately.
Neither Drake nor 21 Savage have publicly responded to the lawsuit.
Her Damage was released on November 4.