21 Savage And Drake Are Being Sued For Using The Vogue Name To Promote Their New Joint Album

Condé Nast, the company that publishes Vogue, has filed a lawsuit against the rappers Drake and 21 Savage for allegedly exploiting the Vogue moniker without authorization to promote their new album, Her Loss.

With the “love and support” of the magazine’s longtime editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, Condé Nast claimed that the musicians’ promotional campaign, which included reaching out to their more than 135 million social media followers, was “entirely” based on the unauthorized use of Vogue trademarks and false claims that they would appear on the magazine’s upcoming cover.

“All of this is false. And none of it has been authorised by Conde Nast” stated a complaint filed Monday night in a Manhattan federal court. In addition, according to Condé Nast, the defendants produced a fake issue of Vogue that was distributed in key cities along with posters that copied the magazine’s design.

It said that as a result, there was “unmistakable” misunderstanding among the general public, particularly in the media, who had previously hailed Drake and 21 Savage as “new cover stars” of Vogue. On Tuesday, Larry Stein, an attorney for the defendants, declined to comment right away because he had not yet read the complaint.

Condé Nast, also known as Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., is suing the defendants for at least $4 million (£3.5 million), or triple the amount of money they made from the defendants’ record and “counterfeit” magazine. In addition, it demands a halt to all trademark infringement and punitive damages.

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