Top Dawg Entertainment’s YouTube page, which hosted videos by the roster, has been shut down.
When you go to the page, it says, “Top Dawg Entertainment has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.”
The sudden move could be over Kendrick Lamar’s recent lawsuit over “The Blacker The Berry” artwork. As previously reported, Giordano Cipriani, who took the photo used for the single’s artwork, says it was used without his permission. He is seeking damages of $150,000 for every time his photo was used. He also adds that he wants Lamar to pay his legal fees.
Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope and Aftermath are listed as defendants in the lawsuit filed on July 10. Interestingly enough, Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock still have their YouTube/Vevo pages up.
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