An artist is considering legal action against Cardi B over her Halloween costume

A contemporary pop artist known for transforming The Simpsons in his art said he could take action against Cardi B to recreate his work in a Halloween Instagram post.

Italian artist Alexandro Palumbo claims Cardi B was never allowed to use his art for her Oct. 31 post, in which he depicted rapper Marge Simpson in a dress cut out at the back to expose her butt cleavage.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlinis Almanzar, did not credit Palumbo in her post but used a photo of his art in her photo series.

However, she did mention French designer Thierry Mugler, the designer whose dress inspired Palumbo’s work, in her Instagram caption.

Palumbo, who created the artwork for Vogue UK in 2013, wrote in an Instagram post that he contacted Cardi B and has not received a response.

An artist is considering legal action against Cardi B over her Halloween costume
A model is seen wearing the Thierry Mugler dress that inspired Palombo’s work in 1995. The dress was part of Mugler’s Autumn/Winter prêt-à-porter collection 
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Claudio Volpi, an attorney working with Palumbo, told Artnet News that Cardi B defied “the simplest rules regarding copyright and Instagram policies” when she used Palumbo’s art without credit.

Volpi also told Artnet that after the photo was posted to the social media accounts of Cardi B and two of her team members, Palumbo reached out to them and asked those involved to correct the error and link to his Instagram page.

When that request wasn’t met, Volpe sent an official notice, saying that if Cardi B and her team didn’t follow through on the demands, they might take legal action, Volpe told the outlet.

In October, Cardi B won a lawsuit after a man accused the rapper of misappropriating his appearance by using his tattoos for her lewd album artwork.


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