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News Hip Hop and RB Star Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Controversy
Hip Hop and RB Star Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Controversy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID4147   
Monday, 28 January 2008 23:02

Late hip hop and R&B star Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes family have threatened a chic Los Angeles based clothing company with legal action after learning bosses have used the late hip-hop and R&B star as an inspiration for their new designs without permission.

Dragonfly designers staged a photo shoot with models posing as deceased stars as part of reality show Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency, which aired on Tuesday night - and Lopes’ loved ones were horrified to see the hip hop and R&B singer’s likeness created.

The former best friend and publicist of Left Eye, Jay Morose says, "They explicitly said they are portraying Elvis, Kurt Cobain and my friend, Lisa Lopes.

"The photos are now online as a catalog for this company. They even identify the models by their rock star names."

Jay Morose approached Dragonfly bosses after speaking with the late hip hop stars family; in an effort to have the upsetting images taken down.

Jay Morose adds, "An assistant told me they can do whatever they want with the images. But it’s tasteless - and also highly illegal.

"In California, tort law generally prohibits commercial use of a celebrity’s likeness without consent. This matter has been passed on to the family’s attorneys."

The beloved hip hop and R&B star Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras in 2002.

 
News Hip Hop and RB Star Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Controversy

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