A Las Vegas artist named Vladimir Kush has filed a lawsuit towards Ariana Grande citing copyright infringement. According to Kush, the singer's "god is a lady" music video contains visuals that have been allegedly ripped off from his work. The picture in query, which seems across the 1-minute mark of the clip, encompasses a lady's silhouette dancing in a candle's flame. The lawsuit says the scene is a reproduction of Kush's artwork.
The work referred to within the authorized paperwork have been created and copyrighted in 1999 and 2000. Vladimir Kush's grievance goals to have the music video faraway from all platforms. The artist can also be in search of unspecified damages. Ariana's video has already attracted near 200 million streams since its add in July 2018.
Ariana Grande-Butera is listed because the go well with's defendant together with Universal Music Group. The music video's director, producer, and manufacturing firm are listed as nicely.
Grande's lawyer, Susan Gutierrez, declined TIME's request for remark. In 2016, Gutierrez represented the pop star in a copyright infringement case that was settled the next 12 months. In 2012, Vladimir Kush's lawyer, Mark Tratos, represented silent magician Teller, of Penn & Teller, in a copyright case that discovered a Dutch entertainer responsible of stealing the magician's work and promoting it on-line.