Lil Kim Responds To Reddit Album Artwork Controversy

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There have been numerous reports of Lil Kim being accused of stealing the work of a makeup artist named Samantha Ravndahl. Now, Kim has responded to the alleged beef and stated she has nothing to do with it.

“I don’t know what the heck is going on,” Kim tells XXL. “If there were something going on, my team would know better than I would. You have to get that from my team because I really don’t know what’s going on.”

TMZ initially uncovered Ravndahl’s frustrations with Kim’s team who didn’t properly credit her work. The story says the Brooklyn rapper pushed the album art as her own on official social media sites with a “Lil Kim” watermark. It also revealed Ravndahl initially posted the photo on a Reddit thread, promoting her series titled “Glam Zombie.”

Ravndahl has reached out to Kim’s team to get some sort of compensation, but was turned down. It is possible that she will file a case against Kim.

  • BlackBarbie2000

    She will not get a dime out of Kim !
    but Kim fire your team and get a new one !

    • jomo12

      I don’t think Kim has a dime to give anyone lol

      • BlackBarbie2000

        And you commenting from your section 8 apartment has no room to talk about The Queen’s money.
        Direct me to your net worth on forbes.

        • callinoutbs

          another typical case of women defending blindly. bitches aint shit

          • BlackBarbie2000

            You seem upset

          • ralphmorgan

            NO BITCH ITS CALLED CELEBRITY NETWORTH! SINCE UR SO UP ON COPYRIGHT, U SHOULD BE ABLE TO KNOW WHO UR FUCKING WITH AND IT WONT END UP WELL FOR UR UNKNOWN ARTIST!!!!

        • WannaMinaj

          Well I don’t know about Kim but Nicki made
          $30 MILLION.

          • BlackBarbie2000

            This post has nothing to do with Nicki Minaj.
            Go and show me YOUR networth,since you have time to talk about Kim’s money.

          • LOL

            You a dumb ho

          • BlackBarbie2000

            And you’re an irrelevant whore who does not matter outside of the internet.
            Hop off my sh*t

          • WhiteKen2013

            what a troll. Ignorance must be bliss. I am a lawyer, and it is copyright infringement. A copyright is created when someone creates a work of art. Photos fall under that category. It would be like me taking Lil Kim’s horrendous attempt at music and making it the theme song to a tv show, implying that I have a right to use it. The girl could sue for damages, but the point that Kim’s team is just jacking other’s work is indicative of her entire creative world. Using others to make herself seem relevant. Pitiful. More pitiful is your blind devotion to an outdated no talent ass clown.

          • ralphmorgan

            AS A LAWYER LMAO AND UR ON A BLOG, TIMES MUST BE HARD LAWYER THE LAWYERS I KNOW WHO ARE MAKING MONEY HAVE NO TIME TO TROLL A BLOG! GET A LIFE UR A LAWYER BUT KIM HAS MORE MONEY THEN UR LIFE!!!!

          • ralphmorgan

            BITCH KIM HAS OVER 8MILLION VIEWS OF HER MIXTAPE SONG, THATS MORE THEN RELEVANT, IF U GET 200K VIEWS MR LAWYER IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS U ARE A ARTIST IN NEED OF SIGNING, KIM IS A ICON, SHE CREATED FEMALE RAP! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE UR BROKE ASS BANK ACCOUNT!!! UR A FUCKING NOBODY, IF U WERE SOMBODY U WOULD SPEAK UR NAME?!?!??!

          • ralphmorgan

            THESE SOME HATERS THIS BITCH ARTIST IS ON WEALFARE AND HAS 100 DOLLARS LESS THEN NICKIS MINIMUM WAGE ASS!!!

          • ralphmorgan

            BUT NICKI HAS NO HOUSE , NO CARS, NO NOTHING CUZ HER LABEL TOOK ALL THAT AS A RECOOP, SHE HAS ONLY SOLD 3 MILLION CD’S AFTER HER LABEL SPENT LIKE 300 MILLION IN ADVANCES AND MARKETING, FUNNY U SEEM TO THINK U KNOW SOMETHING BUT U DONT KNOW SHIT!!!!! ITS CALLED GOOGLE BITCH, KIM HAS NOT HAD A CD IN 7 YEARS THATS FROM A MAJOR BUT SHE STILL WORTH 20 MILLION THATS A BAD BITCH!!!!

      • Clondyke Classic

        that’s a false statement

      • ralphmorgan

        BITCH LOOK UP HER NET WORTH OVER 20 MIILON WHAT ARE U WORTH?!?!??!

        • jomo12

          More than your rachet ass

  • Dot

    Glam Zombie? They both jacked it from my nieces favorite thing in the world “monster high”….This girl is acting like she invented that look? Thats litterally exactly how one of there characters looks

    • Beevee

      She isn’t acting like she invented the look. That is an actual picture of the HER. She did her own make up and posted how to do the make up on reddit, which Lil Kim’s team appropriated (incorrectly mind you) for her new art.

      • BlackBarbie2000

        She’s only suing because Kim’s team used a photo and didn’t give proper credit. and the girl’s face is PAINTED so her identity is not even at risk. all these broke bitches wanna sue over every little thing just to get a quick BUCK

        • Makeupartistsarepeopletoo

          She’s threatening legal action because Kim’s team place their copyright over her image. They claimed rights they aren’t able to over an image that was her production. She may not get a dime, but she will also prevent them from using her work for promotion. If she doesn’t want her brand (she’s a makeup artist by trade) associated with Kim, she is entitled to that.

          • BlackBarbie2000

            WHO SAY watermarked that image, every image uploaded on their website automatically did it. Kim did not trademark that photo by herself. that girl has no case. and i KNOW it. and she will get NOTHING

          • Hedorah McSmog

            If you bother to look at the photo posted on kim’s page, it has Kim’s copyright with the year 2013 on it. They would have had to add it, it would just automatically show up by uploading it to Instagram or Twitter. And I don’t think anyone, including Samantha, cares if she will get anything in a monetary sense. What people care about is the fact that they stole her image and claimed that it was theirs. By “they,” I mean Kim’s team because it’s unlikely she would have done that all alone, but regardless, it’s on Kim’s page so that puts her in the wrong. Also, Kim is known for bing against pirating her music and she basically turned around and did the exact thing Samantha by using this image. And she DOES have a case. Copyright laws are very serious and can come with a hefty fine and even jail time.

          • Lala

            Ravndahl definitely has a case. And quite frankly, since you haven’t done any research on the topic, and seem to know and understand nothing regarding copyright law, it might behoove you to quiet down. The original artist isn’t suing for monetary compensation, she’s suing Lil Kim (and her team, of course) so that she stops using an image that isn’t hers. Finances probably won’t come up at all, except when Lil Kim has to pay for Ravndahl’s legal fees.

          • ralphmorgan

            FUCK THIS NOTHING ASS BITCH SHE IS NOBODY AND NOTHING, DID U SEE THE HEADLINE ITS ABOUT LIL KIM 1ST U HATING ASS NOTING BITCH! MUST BE FUCKED UP TO REALIZE MAYBE U COULD HAVE GONE SOME WHERE WHEN KIMS DISC DROPS, SHE ACT LIKE KIM PUT THIS GARBAGE ON HER COVER, IT WAS FOR A SINGLE RELEASED ON HALLOWEEN! THIS BITCH IS PRESSED! KIM IS A REAL BITCH SHE HAS PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE THIS SHIT FOR HER, ITS NOT HER FAULT, IN THE END IF SHE WOULD HAVE LET THE SHIT RIDE LIKE MOST UNKNOWN ARTIST DO SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME FAME FOE OTHER WORK SHE COULD OR MAY HAVE DID, NOW SHE BURNT THAT BRIDGE!!! KIM WILL GO TO HABE THE BEST MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR AND SHE WILL STILL BE A NOBODY!!!!! WHILE KIM IS STILL THE QUEEN OF RAP!!!!!

          • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

            Kim is not the queen of rap, and quite frankly you idiot, most artists are not artist, take it from someone who knows the business. Lmao…there are a team of writers for the wash up, no talent, miss piggy looking old woman :D Oh and by the way there’s a button on your computer its called caps lock, unpress it or better yet get back in school…fyi she will get money if any sales were made using the image moron….smh….seriously…

          • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

            Any sales or downloads could be taken into consideration since this image was used as a sell point the girl could get money.

        • JC

          It is called “intellectual property”, her identity has nothing to do with it lmao. If you couldn’t figure that one out…

          • BlackBarbie2000

            i brought up her identity because you brought up the words “likeness” and “face”.
            but continue playing LAWYER tho !! do you !

        • ralphmorgan

          SHES A PETTY BITCH, MAYBE NOW U WILL SEE KIM HAS MOVED ON AND U ARE AGAIN A NOBODY!!!!!!!

        • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

          No she ain’t suing because of the fact she is lil Kim. FYI Lil Kim is a washed up, no talent, has been….get over it. Any downloads or sales USING the image is copyright infringement even if the image was on the net. The girl did the work HERSELF thus meaning she created it. Not lil kim or her lack of talent team. You are a complete fool if you think she is just after money this is about stealing someone’s work. You wouldn’t steal the Mona Lisa would you? No you wouldn’t, clearly you are uneducated and this barbie shit has got to stop all ya’ll wanna look plastic and fake. How about you be YOURSELF instead of trying so hard to be “different’ all of you are conforming as most celebrities want you to do. Be a mindless and uncreative zombie like them. YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. Get off the internet stop trying to act intelligent you clearly lack the means to have intelligences…you are probably one of her groupies anyhow…so mindless sheep ba ba ba. Oh yea this girl will get money. Lil Kim is a moron for NOT paying closer attention….and she has ppl doing the back work for most everything so she should be able to get her shit together and know what’s going on, clearly she is lying to get out of trouble. Its SAD

          • icon Kain

            people that do use the Mona Lisa image . do they have to pay for it ? I mean after u put it on the internet u pretty much give everyone permission to read, use and report as they see fit.

          • Lala

            It Leonardo Da Vinci were still alive, then yes, they would have to pay to use the ‘Mona Lisa’s’ image. But since it was painted several hundred years ago, and there isn’t any foundation or set of heirs to administer Da Vinci’s estate, no fees are levied for its use.

            And no, after you put an image that you own on the internet it isn’t suddenly fair game for everyone else to use. Permission, proper attribution and credit (and probably payment too) are absolutely required to use an image that someone else has created. Just because a lot of people get away with using images created by others does not mean that’s legal, or even a good idea.

            ‘Fair use’ is really the only way to use some else’s creative work online w/o incurring legal wrath–and that’s only applicable to scholarship (academia, or a class assignment,) criticism, search engines, journalism–basically using the work as an illustration or element of punctuation w/o claiming any credit for its creation. Using someone else’s picture on your new music single w/o permission *or* attribution? That’s a gigantic no-no. Using someone else’s work on a commercial product w/o permission or attribution? That’s a hell to the no.

            If this gets to court, and if Kim’s legal representatives are smart they’ll settle before it gets to that point, Ravndahl will win, easily.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

          • icon Kain

            And she still got more money talent and look better then you. So what is the point in wasting your time and energy on something that have noting to do with you.sound like your a lil Kim hater. So on her behalf let me say thank you. b/c it was chicks like your hating ass that got her career started anyway. but i understand, your young and don’t know better. disrespectful lil Bi*ch.

    • asdasd

      You can’t just steal someone’s FACE. This is a real person in the picture, more specifically it is the person who is complaining that the photo is stolen and uncredited.

      • BlackBarbie2000

        Yes that is PAINTED over. and was on a open and free website.
        Y’all wanna act like lawyers but do the same sh*t on the daily

        • Blah

          Intellectual property, Biiiitch

          • ralphmorgan

            NOBODY BUT A BEAT BITER CLAMING ITS HERS…bitch, WE KNOW U WORK FOR YOUNG MONEY BITCH!!!!!

        • Guest

          She is a makeup artist, and that is her work and her face. A look like that can take hours of blending and painting. I’m sure if you spent a long time and worked hard on your own face and someone used it to promote themselves without permission, you would do the same thing. I know that I would. I think that the artist is right by demanding compensation and credit for her work.

          • BlackBarbie2000

            She can get CREDIT but she will not receive money from Lil’ Kim or her team and i know that for a FACT.
            She just wants to make as much money as she can from Kim … im not condoning what Kim’s team DID but that girl has no case IDC

          • zee

            dear blackbarbie2000, you have shown your stupidity, please stop now. You and Lil kim can leave.

          • ralphmorgan

            U HAVE SHOWN UR A DUMB BITCH AND UR UNKNOWN ARTIST WILL STAY THAT UNKNOWN! FROM WHAT IVE SEEN SHE COPPIED THE IDEA HERSELF! U ACT LIKE KIM USED THIS BITCHES DL PIX-LMAO, GET A LIFE U DRIED UP NOBODY!!!!!!!!!

          • Danielle Mcmahan

            She has already said she doesn’t want money. She just wants credit for her work.

          • ralphmorgan

            FUCK THAT WHERE DID SHE SAY THAT I HAVE SEEN NOTHING OF THAT!!!!

          • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

            I think Ralph Morgan is butt hurt and stupid, because he or it can’t seem to find the caps lock key, or the comprehension to type a complete sentence…lol your funny, but ignorant.

          • Danielle Mcmahan

            on reddit where the picture was posted first by the artist it belongs to. if you did some research instead of running your mouth like a dumb ass than you would know.

          • ralphmorgan

            U KNOW THESE HONKEYS STAY TOGETHER WITH ALL THESE UNLIKES, FUCK OFF CRACKERS!!! THIS BITCH IS A NOBODY AND THE CHANCE SHE HAD HAS PASSED UNLESS KIM BEING THE SWEETHEART SHE IS SHOW’S HER MERCY!!! KIM FUCK THIS BITCH GET UR ATTORNEYS ON THIS HATER!!! SHE SHOULD BE HONORED!!!

          • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

            You are racist, that’s sad, what you got penile issues? Lmao…probably with the way you acting :D

          • ralphmorgan

            FUCK THAT SHIT U TALKING UR SAYING NOTHING BITCH AND I SAY BITCH CUZ I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR A GOLD DIGGER!!!

        • Seriously

          Holy sh*t you are dumb as f*ck. I can’t believe someone like you made it to adulthood.

          • ralphmorgan

            I CANT BELIEVE A BITCH LIKE U IS HATING ON KIM! BEING ASSOCIATED WITH KIMS NAME WILL NOT GET U PAID LIKE NICKI BITCH!!!!

          • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

            But she didn’t….she still a child…acting like this…so is Ralph…or whatever that thing is….I’m just saying :P

        • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

          ITs HER WORK!!!!!!!!!! Like I said that’s like printing off a paint of the Mona Lisa and being like look what I did!

      • ralphmorgan

        FUCK THIS BITCH SHE IS TRYING TO STEAL MONEY AND SHE WONT GET SHIT ITS A MIXED CD, THESE ARE THE BREAKS!!! IF SHE GETS MAYBE A DIME HOLD ON TO IT BITCH CUZ THATS ALL U WILL EVER GET!!! UP TIL NOW WE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF U, WHO THE FUCK AE U? LIL KIM YEAH WE KNOW WHO THE FUCK U ARE THO UR THE FUCKING QUEEN!!!!!!!

        • cindel

          So what, like being a “someone” means you get to steal art work from whoever you want? Do whatever you want? What a shitty attitude you have to think the rich and successful should be able to just walk all over the little people. Who cares if the artist is a “nobody”? Someone rich assholes stole work that she did. They don’t get to just do that because they’re a “somebody”. There’s a lot of “somebodies” in the world and they aren’t all rappers. What if one day some “somebody” businessman or something walks all over you and steals a song you made and uses it in a tampon advertisement or something? Artists have the right to choose how their work is used, whether they’re a “somebody” or a “nobody”.

    • BlackBarbie2000

      The woman has NO case. she just wants to make money…

      • zee

        She definitely has a case, they stole a picture she made and that is illegal, regardless of lil kim’s status which isn’t much to begin with. And originally she didn’t even ask for money she just asked the picture be taken down. You’re either a troll or lil kim because you sounds ridiculous

      • ralphmorgan

        U KNOW KIMS FANS DONT EVEN KNOW THIS CONVO IS GOING DOWN CUZ THEY WOULD BE HERE LETTING THIS BITCH FEEL THE RATH, BE HAPPY HATERS THE FANS DONT KNOW OF THIS CONVO REAL TALK!!!!!

    • guest

      Her series wasn’t even called ”Glam Zombie”. It was called ”Pop Art Zombie”. I too have a niece who loves Monster High and I even did her makeup and costume for Halloween. None of the Monster High girls look like that. The only one I can think of who has blue skin and pink eyebrows is Abby Normal, who happens to have both of her eyes and no rotting skin.

    • Chloe

      …The girl with green skin? Shares literally no other traits with Sam’s make up. That’s dumb as hail.

    • ralphmorgan

      THIS IS A THIRSTY BITCH AND SHE STOLE HER ART AND HAS THE NERVE TO ACT LIKE SHE COULD HAVE GOTTEN SHINE WITHOUT KIM, BITCH KIM IS A RAP ICON, I GUESS U DONT KNOW ANY BETTER!!!! THAT STILL DONT EXCUSE U! OFF WIT HER HEAD!!!!!!!

  • Werd Em Up

    BlackBarbie2000 : you should do some research into copyright.
    start here: http://www.copyrightkids.org/cbasicsframes.htm

    • Ant

      BlackBarbie needs to calm her ass down. It’s not like anyone thinks she is anything but ignorant.

      • ralphmorgan

        bitch FUCK U THIS NOBODY BITCH NEEDS TO BE HAPPY THE QUEEN EVEN SHARED HER WORK, KIM PUT OUT A NEW SINGLE ON WSHH AND HAD OVER 8 MILLION VIEWS IN ABOUT 4 DAYS, THIS UNKNOWN BITCH IS GONNA WISH SHE DIDNT FUCK WIT THE QUEEN, AND TO MAKE ITS EVEN SWEETER THIS IS FOR A MIXTAPE! UR A DUM BITCH MISS ARTIST, MAYBE U SHOULD HAVE CAME CORRECT AND BEING THE HUMBLE PERSON LIL KIM IS U COULD HAVE GOT SOME SHINE AND MONEY!!!! KIM FUCK THIS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Drew

          First off, calm down. This artist complains quite a bit about people stealing or illegally downloading her music, and then she steals someone else’s work. That’s one reason as to why this is a big deal.

          Second, the original photographer should be compensated for the look that she had created on her face. Lil Kim is putting this woman’s face (which she did not have the permission to do) all over the internet, on peoples phones, into their homes, etc. which I will say again, that without direct permission from the person who owns her face (and photo), is illegal.

          Thirdly, the person who had originally owned this picture placed a watermark to prevent this kind of thing from happening, and Lil Kim and her team removed said watermark and placed their own (which is also illegal). Lil Kim is in the wrong, no matter how you look at it. She shouldn’t be a hypocrite. If she liked the look so much, she could have just as easily had paid people to mimic the look on herself, and this entire problem could have been avoided.

        • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

          Btw Mr. I got a small penis,

          Um…she is only worth 8 million and that’s only because her songs bring in revenue via movies as well as her modeling (Ew…the images make me sick)…when was the last time I heard her songs on the radio oh yea when I was 12 years old I’m 24. She is a has been, get over it. It is so very funny how you have been respond and shit for like 5 plus hours yet you still have yet to get your brain and hands to function correctly. Still jacking off, can’t find the caps lock key. You just a little BOY who thinks he knows everything when clearly he lacks the intelligence to type coherently and the fact YOUR STILL TYPING IN CAPS

        • Delirium S’muse

          You sound like a moron. By the way, it is YOU and not U. Two more letters may break your little brain though.

        • Nig Mcfridge

          Go back to Africa you uneducated piece of shit.

        • Tombozi

          I’m downloading all of Lil Kim’s music for free illegally then sharing it with as many people as I can making money off of it. Then once I made enough money I will sit back and enjoy the wealth. Lil Kim should be thankful I even shared her music because for me she is a nobody and without me nobody would have known her music. Bitch.

        • Mr x

          You don’t think the makeup artist needs to be compensated? I think you’re being blinded by hero worship here.

        • Kick Knowledge

          Do yourself a favor. Turn the Caps Lock off and read the simple copyright law and fair use doctrine. Then apply some empathy to the situation and put yourself in the place of a professional make-up artists who uses her work to promote herself and her business. If you were a small business owner and worked hard on something that was clearly and creatively yours and a high-profile artist “took” your work and rebranded it as their own without your sole permission for the purpose of generating revenue, you would, and should be upset and seek ample compensation for your effort. She (Kim) will have to sit down with a few attorneys and they will pretty much tell her that her marketing and management team really slipped up. They will offer an undisclosed settlement amount probably somewhere around 50,000.00 and then cease from using the artwork moving forward.

  • JC

    @BlackBarbie2000:disqus a high school dropout for sure tho

    • Kimberly Marie Arroyo

      No she is just an idiot, who probably has a child and idolizes Lil Kim and has nothing better to do than to defend her idol, which Lil Kim hasn’t come out with anything relevant since I was 10-12 year old I’m 24 now.

  • Drew

    MAYB I SHOULD TYPE LYKE THIS SO MOST OF YOU PPL UNDERSTAND Y THIS IS RONG. LIL KIM ND HER TEAM STOLE SOMEONE ELS’S PROPERTY. KIM HAS FINAL SAY ON WUT GOES OUT FOR TEH FINAL PRODUCT THAT IS RELEAZED TO TEH PUPLIC. THAT MEANS SHE DUMB FUCKED UP, CUZ SHE’S A RICH BITCH AND CULD HAV EASILY DONE THIS HERSELF, OR PAID SUM BITCHES TO DO IT FOR HER. LUL, BUT WHO CARES IF LIL KIM CONSTANTLY COMPLAINS ABOUT PEOPLE STEALING HER SHIT. LOL, HYPOCRITE MUCH?

    There, I’ve dumbed it down for those who can’t seem to type or spell like the educated young adults you all should be. Now, go back to school children. This woman may not receive compensation, but believe me when I say that Lil Kim and her team will get in trouble for this. Whether it be major or minor, they will not get away with this.

  • Marcus

    @BlackBarbie2000:disqus Based on your username I’m just going to assume that you’re nothing but an ignorant young teenager, so I’m going to try and explain this as clearly and slowly as I can.

    Ravndahl did not originally ask for compensation or a royalty, just for the image to be taken down, so your comments about her not getting a dime from Kim or that she is just looking for free advertisement have no backing to them.

    I would also like to point out that Ravndahl was the original artist, photographer and model in the image. She owns every copyright to the image and has a right to take legal action.

    It is very clear that you know nothing about the law, so I’m just going to leave this here for you: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

    Or, if that is a bit too advanced for you, there’s always this: http://www.copyrightkids.org/cbasicsframes.htm

  • QB

    I wish people would just understand that Kim doesn’t pick the art herself, her team of BUFFOONS does. She didn’t pick this and I’m sure she’ll give the lady some compensation or recognition of some sort. Her team is so unprofessional, but please stop hating on Kim for no reason.

  • callinoutbs

    wow, this is quite surprising. I commented on this article I guess a day or two ago, and Im just now seeing all the comments/replies that have been written since then. I appreciate everybody giving me love on my comment posted, much love and respect. But the elephant (or fat bitch, whats the difference really lol) needs to be called out for real – Black Barbie – bitch what is your problem? Do you even realize that you’re only hurting/stressing yourself by arguing with a bunch of people and subsequently have to defend yourself, and you’re not even coming out of it with the debating-upperhand, its cool to debate and talk shit when you’re right or know what you’re talking about, but when the case is the exact opposite and you make a complete dumbass out of yourself in the process, then whats the point? are you that much of a ditz that you don’t know when to just shut the fuck up? Move on and get a life, seriously smh.