Lil Kim Accused of Stealing Album Artwork

Makeup artist says rapper jacked her image for "Dead Gal Walking" cover.

Posted: 11/13/2013 10:21 AM EST
Filed Under lawsuit, Music News, Lil Kim

 Samantha Ravndahl

A Canadian makeup artist claims Lil Kim stole her photo and used it without consent, reports TMZ

Samantha Ravandahl posted a selfie online depicting her face as a rotting "Glam Zombie," complete with extravagant green and black makeup. Kim allegedly jacked the photo to use as the artwork for her single "Dead Gal Walking," and Ravandahl wants compensation.

The Vancouver artist says Kimmy Blanco's team promised she would pay for using the image, but have yet to settle the discrepancy because they "work slowly," as she was reportedly told. 

Ravandahl's face paint was inspired by an online makeup tutorial. She posted the end result on Reddit.com, Instagram and her own website as part of a Halloween-themed post titled "Halloween How-To: Pop Art Zombie," alongside instructions on how to get the look.  

Kim hasn't publicly acknowledged the allegations, however Ravandahl is prepared to sue if the Brooklyn rapper's camp doesn't respond.  

A rep for Kim did not return BET.com's request for comment by press time.  

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(Photo: Instagram via Samantha Ravndahl)

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