Back in June, Kendall and Kylie Jenner decided that it’d be a good idea to plaster their faces on Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. pictures and sell them on t-shirts for $125 each. It wasn’t.
The Jenners ended up facing a lot backlash and got called out by Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace, who called the shirts “exploitation at its worst.” The ill-advised shirts also further strengthened the common argument that they’ve made a living from appropriating black culture. Then came the lawsuits.
According to TMZ, Kendall Jenner’s company is being sued by yet another photographer, Al Pereira, who took the iconic 1993 picture Pac, Big, and Redman that was used on one Jenner’s designs (Jenner’s version crops out Red). Pereira says that Jenner didn’t have the right to use the picture for her poorly thought out shirts, which were quickly pulled after the backlash began pouring in, and prompted Kylie and Kendall to apologize for fending everyone.
While Kendall’s team hasn’t responded to this latest lawsuit, time will only tell if there are more lurking on the horizon.