Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Famous fashion photographer David LaChapelle is taking Rihanna to court over the controversial video to her latest single 'S&M'.
LaChapelle claims that "the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works", and that it copied many of the visuals from some of his work including the actual concept.
In the law suit filed, LaChapelle states that Rihanna emualated 8 of his images in the video, including the shot of Rihanna up against a blue background with a sweet on her tongue.
LaChapelle is suing for unspecified damages.
Spotted over at Billboard, images via Necole Bitchie.