Law Suit Will Be Filled By The End Of The Week
20-year-old Canadian makeup artist named Samantha Ravndahl posted pictures on Instagram of her work as she normally does. As Halloween season started to approach, Samantha posted a picture of Halloween-inspired makeup art titled “Glam Zombie.” One month later in November, Lil Kim revealed her artwork for her new single “Dead Gal Walking,” which was the exact same picture as Samantha’s ”Glam Zombie.” Within 20 minutes of Lil Kim’s announcement, word got back to the Vancouver native that her artwork was being used for the Brooklyn rapper’s single art.
Later a representative from Kim’s camp contacted Samantha to set up an agreement. However, instead of a monetary agreement, they only wanted to give her a “shout out” and provide “really good exposure.” After talks with a representative of Kim and Fendi, Kim’s manager, went nowhere and the photo wasn’t taken down, Ravndahl posted the situation onto Reddit.
A lawyer from Los Angles contacted Ravndahl and picked up her case. They sent a cease and desist letter to Queen B’s camp, who hasn’t contacted Ravndahl since November of last year. Ravndahl’s main goal from the court case is stand up against piracy. “If I get money that’s great, but if I don’t that’s fine,” she says. “I just hope that it gives an avenue for anybody that has this happening to them, that they can pursue it and make people aware that it’s not OK to just steal from other artists.”