Kanye West Doesn't Care About Trademark Infringement
Kanye West, Jay-Z protege and race-baiting humanitarian, much celebrated for his "song" Gold Digger (a virtuosic use of someone else's voice, singing in someone else's style, using samples from someone else's recording), may have pushed his derivative art one step too far.
The Smoking Gun is all over it.
Retired daredevil Evel Knievel is suing Kanye West, claiming the rapper ripped off his trademarked look in a recent music video in which the performer, using the handle "Evel Kanyevel," wears a red, white, and blue jumpsuit during a failed rocket ride over a gorge. Knievel, 68, charges that West copied his look down to a distinctive "EK" belt buckle in the video for "Touch The Sky," a single off his hit album "Late Registration."
Did you notice how he changed "Knievel" to "Kanyevel"? Genius. Seriously, where does he come up with this stuff? What an artist.
Handcrafted by Flip on December 12, 2006 |
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