Vogue sues Drake, 21 Savage over fake magazines they made to plug new album ‘Her Loss’
Vogue has announced that it’s suing 21 Savage and Drake for $20 million, after the two allegedly cheated by making fake magazines that they allegedly used to sell copies of the new album “Her Loss” (via Pitchfork):
Vogue International Publishing, the publishing arm of Vogue, is suing both 21 Savage and Drake for $20 million for their alleged illegal publication of a fake magazine that they made to tout the new Kanye West-produced hip-hop album “Her Loss.”
The magazine is titled “The Bitch Magazine,” but VOGUE has a different name for it.
Specifically, according to the complaint, this fake magazine “was meant to be and was in fact an advertisement for and promotion of the (new) album ‘Her Loss,’ a compilation of songs created by (Savage) and (Drake) that featured (the artists) and (21 Savage’s) other featured artists in promotional videos.”
But those songs were not included on “Her Loss.”
Instead, they were on “Her Loss—EP,” which was made to sell copies of the album. That “EP” is not available for sale.
So VOGUE has now filed a $20 million lawsuit against 21 Savage and Drake, saying that they used the fake magazine to sell the album and get money from it.
VOGUE is also suing 21 Savage for $15 million, “for alleged copyright and trademark infringement.”
Vogue says that 21 Savage created the fake album in May 2018, but he wasn’t on tour until mid-2018, so he couldn’t promote “Her Loss” until after he’d already “completed his touring obligations.”
Vogue also says that Drake created the fake album in May 2018, but he was still promoting his album “Views” at the same time, and was on tour again from October until January 2019.
So Drake was “selling” his album to get money from the fake magazine, VOGUE says.
Vogue even says that the fake album was “sold with the explicit knowledge that the sales would be made possible through the exploitation of these fake