Travis Scott has been sued again. This time for allegedly using an artist’s artwork without permission for an unreleased music project.
Ed McPherson told TMZ that the cover art was originally uploaded to some streaming services by fans but was removed by DSPs when they realized it wasn’t official so the copyright lawsuit is unfounded.
The artist Mickaël Mehala says he designed the work in 2015 and shared it with Scott via Instagram in 2018. Scott did not reply but then he says it was used in conjunction with Scott’s unofficial compilation release, ‘Travis La Flame’.
The artist wants to be compensated in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“This is a frivolous and baseless filing which will almost certainly be thrown out once it has its day in court. Anyone with access to the internet could tell you that Travis never released an album named ‘La Flame’,” Scott’s attorney told TMZ.
“The illustration in question was fan-made and was uploaded to streaming services by fans, something any user has the option of doing. Streaming services quickly removed it after realising people were trying to pass this off as a real album cover. We look forward to dismissing this case entirely.”
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