Pop star Rihanna is to face legal action by a photographer who claims she knowingly copied concepts from his work and implemented them in her visual for the controversial ‘S&M‘ single.
This is now the second time the ‘We Ride’ performer has been threatened to be taken to court for this very video.
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RadarOnline reports that internationally renowned photographer Philip Paulus claims Ms.Fenty stole ideas from a piece of work titled ‘Papers‘ without his permission and used them in the visual.
Just months ago David LaChapelle also threatened to sue the starlet when he also claimed parts of the video were direct imitations of his work that Rihanna had not asked or been granted to use.
Speaking on the star, Paulus revealed:
Why a worldwide celebrity is not able to afford a creative director, who creates individual concepts and stagings, is incomprehensible for me.To create new things within the creative cosmos, you can only expect this to come from a real genius, there is no doubt about that.
If taken to court the supermodel and her label Universal could be sued for copyright infringement for the exploitation of concepts that Mr.Paulus did not give she or the label permission to use.
This news should not come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with Rihanna’s ‘work’.
For time and time again she has proven that her creative value extends only to knee jerk reactions enforced upon her by a label aware of her ‘artistic shortcomings‘.
Whilst many of her supports may thrown the old ‘nothing is original’ argument into the debate that is sure to erupt, it should be noted that real and authentic artists work very hard on their concepts to share with the world in the way they want to share it.
Not so that faux-artistes can rip them off and pass them off as their own.
Swagger Jacker indeed.