Rihanna Sued Over 'S&M' Music Video


Rihanna Sued Over 'S&M' Music Video


Photographer David Lachapelle accuses the singer of copying some of his works in the clip and he seeks 'unspecified damages.'

Rihanna is facing legal action from famed fashion photographer David Lachapelle amid allegations her risky new video for S&M was "directly derived" from images he'd taken. The R&B beauty's sexually-charged single has already sparked controversy for its suggestive lyrics about sex, whips and chains, and its accompanying video, which features the singer sucking on a banana and tying a man to a bed, has been banned in 11 countries across the world.

And the promo has hit headlines again this week after court documents revealed Rihanna is being sued by LaChapelle for reportedly copying his eight of his works, including a shot in which she poses against a blue background with a piece of candy on her tongue. The lawsuit, made public on Monday, February 14, states, "The music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works."

The papers go on to accuse the "Umbrella" hitmaker of copying the "composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting" of his pictures in her promo, which was directed by Melina Matsoukas. LaChapelle, who has worked for top publications Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and GQ, is demanding unspecified damages.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  2. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  3. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  4. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  5. Chris Brown and Rihanna May Start Hooking Up Again After Spotted Hanging Out Together
  6. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  7. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt
  8. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  9. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best
  10. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Apparently Only Fake Their Breakup

CELEBS PHOTO