Cam’ron Sued For Profiting Off Well-known Pink Fur Photograph Of Himself

Cam’ron has been sued for allegedly profiting off a well-known pink fur picture of himself with out permission.

In accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by XXL, photographer Djamilla Rosa Cochran filed a lawsuit in opposition to the Harlem rapper and Dipset Couture LLC for copyright infringement, claiming she owns the copyright to the picture.

The picture in query was taken at Mercedes-Benz Trend Week in February 2003 and exhibits Cam’ron sporting a pink fur coat and matching hat whereas holding a pink flip telephone.

“Defendant Dipset Couture LLC, with out permission or authorization from Plaintiff, actively copied and displayed the {Photograph} on the Web site as a part of varied product listings (‘Merchandise Listings’) and engaged on this misconduct knowingly and in violation of the US copyright legal guidelines,” the lawsuit reads.

“Getty Photographs notified defendants of their infringing actions by mail and e mail on a number of events. Regardless of these notifications, defendants continued to promote merchandise and continued to show the {photograph} on web site and accounts.”

Cochran is asking for a jury trial and in search of damages, together with all earnings that Cam’ron has made off the merch.

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Throughout an look on Kevin Durant’s Boardroom podcast in February, Cam’ron talked concerning the origins of the coat and the way a lot his Trend Week look put it on the map.

“I bought that jacket in all probability 20 years in the past at a retailer referred to as Apollo Signature in Harlem on one hundred and twenty fifth Road,” he mentioned. “[I’ve worn it] perhaps three [times]. I haven’t worn it rather a lot. You realize, it bought plenty of consideration. I purchased it to put on to Trend Week one 12 months and after that it bought wild consideration so I put it away.

“The coat bought its personal character — individuals wanna put it in museums. Individuals name me, ‘May you carry it with you?’ ‘We’re having a fur exhibition, are you able to carry your jacket?’ ‘We’re doing a Hip Hop museum, we wanna put it in there, can we run it?’”

He added: “So, the fur comes out infrequently if it make sense. However you recognize, for the Drake present being on the Apollo, I assumed it could be cool to carry out.”

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Cam additionally revealed he turned down a $300,000 provide for the jacket. He isn’t in opposition to promoting it utterly, nevertheless it must go to somebody who appreciates its historical past.

“The individuals who supplied it to me, I didn’t really feel they deserved it,” Cam mentioned. “It was extra of a stat to them like, ‘I purchased Cam’s jacket.’ It wasn’t actually like they appreciated the place that jacket got here from.

“If it is sensible to promote it to someone who would admire it or put it the place it’s gonna be seen and be saved that individuals understand it’s my jacket, cool.


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