TDE’s YouTube Channel Has Been Deleted
Top Dawg Entertainment's YouTube page has been terminated due to "multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user has posted." TDE has not commented on the situation and XXL is currently reaching out to the powerhouse label for explanation. For now, every video from TDE has been wiped from the page.
This is the second legal matter involving TDE to cross the news wire over the past 24 hours. Earlier today, news broke that Kendrick Lamar is being sued over the artwork for his single "The Blacker the Berry." K.Dot is being sued by Italian photographer Giordano Cipriani who claims that the 2011 photo on Lamar's cover art was taken without Cirpiani's permission. The photographer is seeking $150,000 for every time the photo was used in artwork, on social media, in press releases and press photos, official videos, etc...He is also looking for Lamar to pay his legal fees and is insisting that the picture stopped being used immediately. Along with Kendrick, TDE, Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment have all been named as defendants in the case. No word on if the lawsuit and the termination of TDE's YouTube page are related.
Stay tuned to XXL for more on the case and TDE's situation with YouTube.