Conde Nast has also claimed that Drake and 21 Savage created a counterfeit issue of Vogue that was distributed in major metropolitan areas
In a rather shocking turn of events, Drake and 21 Savage were sued by Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue magazine, for using the name Vogue without permission to promote their new album ‘Her Loss’.
A recent report quoted Conde Nast saying that the rappers' promotional campaign, included more than 135 million social media followers and it was entirely built on the unauthorised use of Vogue trademarks and false representations they would appear on Vogue's next cover, with the "love and support" of longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
As per the complaint filed on Monday in Manhattan federal court, "All of this is false. And none of it has been authorized by Conde Nast," said a report.
Meanwhile, Conde Nast has also claimed that Drake and 21 Savage created a counterfeit issue of Vogue that was distributed in major metropolitan areas, accompanied by posters whose layout mimicked Vogue's own.
The magazine said that the result was ‘unmistakable’ and the confusion among the public included media that touted Drake and 21 Savage as Vogue's "new cover stars," reported GulfNews.
Larry Stein, a lawyer for the defendants - Drake and 21 Savage, shared that the complaint is yet to be reviewed and declined to issue any immediate comment on Tuesday.
Conde Nast, which is known as Advance Magazine Publisher Inc, is seeking $4 million in damages, or triple the defendants’ profits from their album and ‘counterfeit’ magazine which was published. The magazine has also demanded punitive damages and an end to any trademark infringement.
Meanwhile, Drake’s latest album ‘Her Loss’ has gotten mixed reviews since its launch on November 4.
Conde Nast has also shared that it has repeatedly tried to resolve its differences with Drake and 21 Savage since October 31. "Defendants' flippant disregard for Conde Nast's rights have left it with no choice but to commence this action," it said, as reported by GulfNews.