Cardi B accused of copying a man’s distinctive tattoo on the cover of her first album.
As the artist of the tattoo, Kevin Brophy Jr has taken action against the ‘WAP’ hitmaker for misusing his artwork. However, Cardi has rejected those accusations.
Actually, this is not the first time a singer accused of copying someone else work. Machine Gun Kelly also faced a similar situation when he released his album cover for ‘Tickets To My Downfall’.
Cormac Carney is the judge who is in charge of this trial. “To constitute a transformative fair use, the revised image must have significant transformative or creative elements to make it something more than mere likeness or imitation,” the judge stated. “A reasonable jury in this case could conclude that there are insufficient transformative or creative elements on the GBMV1 cover to constitute a transformative use of Plaintiff’s tattoo.”
Later the judge asked Timm Gooden for his testimony, the creator of the album. Timm Gooden has charged $50 for his work, he has done it from the images he got.
The jury claims that the changes are insufficient when comparing with the tattoo of Kevin Brophy Jr. “Most significantly, defining elements including the tiger and snake remain virtually unchanged,” the jury stated. “Under these circumstances, a jury will have to decide the merits of Defendants’ defense.”