DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH VOGUE OVER FAKE COVER

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In order to promote their 2022 collaboration Her Loss, Drake and 21 Savage were asked to pay $4 million for the use of a fake Vogue cover.

The two artists’ legal representatives met with Condé Nast’s legal representatives outside of court, according to FADER, and they were able to settle the company’s claim for an unknown sum. Condé Nast also won an injunction as part of the settlement, prohibiting the magazine’s trademarks, including the name Vogue, from being used commercially going forward.

Will Bowes, the company’s lawyer, said that the money received from Drake and 21 Savage will “bolster our ongoing creative output, including Vogue editorial.”

Prior to the release of their number-one album in November 2022, the pair teased fans and the press on social media with a number of phony performance and interview footage as well as a fake edition of Vogue.

A little more than a week later, according to TMZ, Condé Nast filed a lawsuit against the OVO hitmaker and the rapper from Slaughter Gang, saying that neither of them “supported” the Her Loss commercial in any manner.

Even a doctored image of Drake with longtime Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was included in the fake magazine.

According to TMZ’s sources, Drake’s team was “surprised and confused” by the lawsuit because Howard Stern and NPR had willingly cooperated with the record promotion campaign. Condé Nast said that they consistently informed Drizzy and 21 Savage’s representatives that they lacked their consent to publish and distribute the magazine.

Condé Nast also filed a move to stop Drake and 21 Savage from using their doctored images in any way, in addition to the case. According to Billboard, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, took the defendants’ side at a hearing on November 9 and ruled that the fake magazines were “deceiving the public” and “misleading customers.”

Drake and 21 were given a temporary restraining order by Judge Rakoff requiring them to cease selling the bogus publications right now. According to the report,t he judge’s injunction, indicated Condé Nast will eventually win in the legal dispute.

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