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Uh Oh: Rihanna Sued by Photographer David LaChapelle


In a day and age of entertainment and artistry in general, when it is exhaustively difficult to create truly never before seen work, one can find himself in an unexpected dilemma every now and then, having taken from a previous patron's concoction. Such is the case for R&B/pop songstress Rihanna and her recently released video "S&M."

The barely two week old aesthetics is said to feature roughly eight pieces of imagery taken from the past work of famed, celebrity photographer David LaChapelle, therefore, the esteemed photo snapper is suing the Barbados bombshell. According to a statement in correlation with the law suit. LaChapelle and his attorneys disclose, “the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works." The eight instances under scrutiny were then said to have mimicked the “composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting of his work.”

With no follow up released from Rihanna's camp as of yet, one can only imagine the pretty penny that will need be shelled out if all goes LaChapelle's way, although I'm not too sure that it would come from the pocket of the pop diva. Assuming the concepts and poses under investigation were from the mind and fashionings of the music video's director, it would make sense that he would be the one under suit. But with no additional information given on either end, I'm sure we will see a more thorough report in the upcoming days.

Mind you, the allegations and law suit come just a day after Rihanna was featured in two performances on last night's Grammy Awards Show. Talk about a quick sober up.

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