Ariana Grande Sued Over Video For “God Is A Woman”
Ariana Grande is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit. According to TMZ, Russian-born artist Vladimir Kush is suing the artiste over her 2018 “God Is a Woman” video.
Apparently, the visual includes imagery that is nearly identical to his candle artwork. Kush points to the video’s 1:09 mark in which a woman’s silhouette is seen inside a flame with a bank of clouds in the backdrop. The artist alleges the shot features undeniable similarities to his decades-old The Candle and The Candle 2 paintings.
The artist claims the video’s production company, Freenjoy, Inc., isn’t new to stealing other peoples artwork. The company was also named in a 2018 lawsuit filed by Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist who claimed Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” video appropriated scenes from her Constellation series. Viktor’s lawsuit was settled last month, but the details of the agreement were not made public.
Kush is allegedly seeking an injunction to remove the “God Is a Woman” video from the internet.