Pretty much everyone who'd seen those T-shirts involving Kylie and Kendall Jenner emblazoned over the likes of Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and other artists thought it was a bad idea.
Whatever about the implications of two people who have no discernible talents beyond marketing and selling themselves as celebrities trying to equate themselves to creative artists, there was also the fact that neither of them - or the people who came up with the t-shirts - bothered to check with the estates of said artists or the photographers whose work they'd used without permission.
Violetta Wallace, the mother of Biggie Smalls, sent out a statement that she neither condoned nor gave permission for her son's likeness to be used, however, one photographer is taking it a step further. Michael Miller, known for his work with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and actors such as Jack Nicholson and Angelina Jolie, is suing Kylie and Kendall Jenner for using his work without permission or approval.
In the papers filed as part of his lawsuit, Miller says that he would have never worked with the Jenners in the first place - especially considering the huge PR fallout over Kendall Jenner's lambasted and horribly ill-judged Pepsi advertisement. According to Miller's lawsuit, he alleges that Kylie and Kendall Jenner "have misappropriated and wrongfully exploited at least two original photographs of late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, slapping the iconic photographs on garments and overlaying them with dubious imagery and text."
Although the t-shirts were quickly taken down from their website, Miller is suing for any profit made off the t-shirts - which were on sale for $125. In a statement released to TMZ, the Jenners' representative, Todd Wilson, has said that the lawsuit is "absurd as the sisters had nothing to do with the creation of the shirts. Kendall and Kylie gave their approval for the design but rely on their brand to handle the rest."
Via Billboard / TMZ