Lil Nas X has received a cease-and-desist letter from a metal rapper who claims he stole her pregnancy promotion idea for his album “Montero.”
#Roommates, Lil Nas X has had amazing success with his chart-topping, Grammy-nominated album ‘Montero,’ but he could be facing a severe lawsuit for allegedly stealing another artist’s work, according to new legal filings. A metal rap artist has filed a stop and desist against Lil Nas X, alleging that he stole the pregnancy promo idea for ‘Montero’ from her album’s release.
According to @Blast, Dana Dentata, a metal-rap singer, has leveled some serious new allegations against Lil Nas X, claiming that he stole off her pregnancy and gave the birth idea to promote his album ‘Montero’ from her album ‘Pantychrist.’
She claims that the artwork for his ‘Lil Nas X Gives Birth’ video and accompanying artwork representing him as pregnant was stolen from her album, which was published months before his in September. Dentata claims he utilized “copyrighted material” that’s “almost identical to the ‘Pantychrist’ music video and plainly used the work as its basis.” If Lil Nas and Dentata are unable to reach an arrangement, she has threatened to bring a copyright infringement action against him.
The cease-and-desist order is a legal document that stipulates that you must stop “The ultrasound image your client released, as well as the photographs presenting him as pregnant with a prosthetic tummy in promotion of Montero, which appear on Instagram and in People Magazine, are substantially identical and plainly based on my client’s works.”
You did not request or obtain permission to use my client’s Works as the foundation for LIL NAS X GIVES BIRTH and as a promotional content for Montero, nor to produce or distribute copies of it. As a result, we believe you knowingly violated her rights.”
Furthermore, Dana Dentata demands that all distribution of the record be halted immediately:
“I demand that you immediately stop using and distributing all infringing works derived from the works, as well as all copies, including electronic copies, of the works, that you deliver to me, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of the works, or destroy such copies immediately, and that you refrain from infringing on her rights in the future.”
It’s unthinkable that you’d want to put your artist’s public image and reputation in jeopardy by having your client fraudulently claim that he developed this copyrighted content.”
Lil Nas X has yet to comment publicly on the charges or the cease and desist order filed against him.