After The Notorious B.I.G.’s
mother, Voletta Wallace, Sharon Osbourne and countless others called out Kylie and Kendall Jenner for their seemingly exploitive t-shirts baring the likeness of 2Pac,
Biggie, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, and other iconic artists, the infringing apparel were quickly removed from the Jenner sisters’ online store. But evidently that wasn’t enough. The reality television stars were not only threatened with a lawsuit from Biggie’s estate, but attorneys for The Doors are now following through with a suit of their own.
Lawyers for the band sent a cease and desist letter to the Jenner sisters dated Thursday (June 29), according to TMZ.
It reportedly says the t-shirt line tarnishes their trademark and consequently their legacy.
Despite Kylie and Kendall’s apologies, it looks like this oversight could cost them a pretty penny.
(The original version of the article was published June 29, 2017 and can be found below.)
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner
are embroiled in yet another controversy, which follows the drama surrounding Kendall’s recently pulled Pepsi ad
earlier this year. The famous reality television stars have now released a limited edition shirt collection that features Kendall and Kylie’s faces over iconic images of Tupac and Biggie
Countless people took to social media to express their disgust after screenshots of the shirts appeared online. People accused the two women of trying to use Hip Hop culture to profit from dead artists. The swift backlash resulted in the Tupac and Biggie shirts being removed from Kylie and Kendall’s online store, but not before Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace,
called the shirts “disrespectful, disgusting and exploitation at its worst.”
“I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this,” Wallace captioned the Instagram post. “The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!”
The 15-shirt collection also features shirts with similar styles boasting photos of classic rock artists like Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd and Kiss, something that caused Sharon Osbourne, wife of the Black Sabbath frontman, to chime in.
“Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons,” Osborne wrote on Twitter. “Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”
The shirts are priced at $125 and only available in limited quantities.
Founder of PluggedNYC, Tizita Balemlay, recently accused
Kylie of copying the clothing brand’s camouflage designs for Jenner’s latest campaign.
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