Rihanna, the popular singer who loves to do things her own way, has reportedly dropped a $5 million lawsuit against Topshop after discovering the clothing brand was using her face on their t-shirts without, you know, telling her first.
Sources told the NY Post Friday that Rihanna has been trying to nip this thing in the bud for eight months, and has spent about $1 million in legal fees in the process. To which Topshop finally countered with a mere $5,000 offer.
More from the Post:
Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want.’ They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist …
… Even though the UK laws don’t protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it. They are taking advantage of artists. It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong.
Your move, Topshop.