The Heaven’s Gate cult has threatened to take legal action against Lil Uzi Vert over artwork used for his recent single “New Patek.” The track released on Tuesday, sees the rapper overlaid with the group’s signature keyhole symbol in its accompanying artwork.
According to surviving members, now member of the Telah Foundation, attorneys are currently handling the group’s affairs with the intention of reaching an agreement between the two parties. If not, members say they will file a copyright lawsuit over the matter.
“Our attorneys are working with him on direct and clear infringement of trademarks, copyrights and use of logo,” representatives told Page Six. “We are also dealing with expressions of ‘Fair Use’ which is cited when this kind of image is displayed. The artist has to be careful to not make full use of the spirit and meaning of the Group while altering images of it to make it look like he isn’t infringing.”
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