Sunday, May 22

Travis Scott: a French artist files a complaint against the rapper

According to the American site TMZ, a French artist named Mickaël Mehala – also known under the name of Black Childish – would have lodged a complaint against Travis Scott for having used one of his creations without his authorization.

The illustration in question – visible on its page Behance – was used by the American rapper for the album cover Travis la flame dating from 2016, on which are several tracks from his mixtape Days Before Rodeo.

© capture écran Behance / BlackChildish

Mickaël Mehala, aka Black Childish, claims that the rapper used this drawing he made in 2015 – and that he had sent Travis Scott in person via Instagram by private messaging so he could see it and share it with his fans – without his consent. According to TMZ, the artist would never have heard from Travis Scott, or his teams, and would have been surprised to see his illustration appear on the cover of The Flame the same year.

In the documents obtained by TMZ, Mickaël Mehala claims to have deposited the rights to the illustration in February 2019. He also explains having tried to contact the rapper and his representatives about the case. Before an attorney for Travis Scott contacted him, claiming that he was unaware that this creation belonged to anyone in particular. The illustration has since been deleted from all the rapper’s platforms.

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But Mickaël Mehala does not want to stop there, and would ask for compensation of several hundred thousand dollars, as well as exclusive control of its creation, specifies TMZ.

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